Here are your links for today:
Habs have a new GM:
Bruins retire Willie O’Ree’s No. 22:
A pretty major change to the league’s COVID-19 protocols:
NEWS: Sources tell @DailyFaceoff that #NHL will no longer test asymptomatic players and staff following the All-Star break, provided Covid-19 rates continue to decline around the league.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) January 18, 2022
Testing will only then be for cross-border travel (as required) and if symptoms arise.
“The Premier Hockey Federation is more than doubling each teams’ salary cap to $750,000 and adding two expansion franchises next season in a bid to capitalize on the wave of attention women’s hockey traditionally enjoys following the Winter Olympics.” [Associated Press] [The Athletic ($)]
Feel free to discuss these and any other hockey-related stories in the comments below.