The big story from yesterday remains the Canucks’ outbreak situation.
Nashville Predators News & Notes
Recap: Nashville Predators 3, Chicago Blackhawks 0: We take those | On the Forecheck
The Preds won a game and lost Viktor Arvidsson to what the team described as “upper-body discomfort”, an understatement if I ever saw one.
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NHL Covid News & Notes
NHL issues memo to teams reiterating rules to mitigate spread of COVID-19 | Sportsnet.ca
We may see less of the “masked coach decides to remove mask every time it might actually be useful” move if this memo is followed.
Half of the Vancouver Canucks are on the COVID list, some are ‘very ill’ | RMNB
This is…bad. Best wishes to the Canucks players, staff, and families affected.
NHL to discuss possibility of playoff bubble | Sportsnet.ca
Beats quarantining for two weeks after every round, or having a repeat of the 1919 tragedy. I was delighted to be wrong about the 2020 playoffs, but I really, really don’t want to have been right a year early instead.
Other News & Notes
Boston Pride made big strides from first Isobel Cup to 2021 | ProHockeyTalk
The road was bumpy, but the fact that they made it back in spite of everything that happened is inspirational.
NHL Trade Deadline: Panthers should resist urge to to move Driedger | ProHockeyTalk
Why…why is this an urge they have in the first place?!
Dadonov scores twice as Senators snap Canadiens’ three-game win streak | Sportsnet.ca
Also occurring in this game: Brady Tkachuk and Shea Weber fought, which, listen, if I had a list of NHL players to cross-check in a…delicate region of the anatomy…, and I am not saying I do have such a list, but if I did, you know who would not be at or even near the top of it? If you guessed Shea Weber, you are correct, and yet Tkachuk apparently disagrees.
On a related note, you ever feel really bad for the Tkachuk parents? They must spend so much time wishing they’d just adopted a few dozen cats.
How the Whale lost 7-0 in the Isobel Cup Semifinal | The Ice Garden
A great look at how things can go badly wrong in one game. Goalies, am I right? (I am right.)