Today’s theme is “hockey please.”
So, if there’s early January puck drop, that means getting this done by the end of the month. As we saw in the spring/summer, these things can drag out, but the hope is that if there’s an agreement it’s within the next 7-10 days. But we’ll see if talks hit a snag or not ($$).
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) November 17, 2020
Nashville Predators News
Richards Excited, Ready for Fresh Opportunity Behind Bench with Preds
Let’s reinvigorate the coaches.
Predators Loan Philip Tomasino to Team Canada for 2021 World Juniors
Our boy! So excited to see how Tomo handles some increased responsibility.
NHL Reverse Retro Sweater Rankings: Avalanche win the day
The Preds are in the middle. Yay? I mean, at least their jersey is better than Dallas’s.
— Brooks Bratten (@brooksbratten) November 17, 2020
Tomasino on advice from Ellis, studying Barzal and bringing ‘everything’ to Team Canada | TSN.ca
This is very similar to Adam Vingan’s piece in The Athletic. Tomasino lived with Ellis during the summer’s return to play and it’s clear he learned a ton from the veteran rearguard.
Around the League
Panthers name Peterson first Black assistant general manager in NHL
Incredible news from Florida.
NHL Prospect Watch: Switzerland, Czech Republic
Prospects doing big things in Switzerland and the Czech Republic.
Deputy chief of public health: Initial World Juniors COVID-19 plan ‘promising’ | Sportsnet.ca
Please Lord, give us hockey.
Rogers, Sportsnet, University of Waterloo team up for Hockey Hackathon
Rogers Communications, Sportsnet and the University of Waterloo announced the launch of the Sportsnet Hockey Hack, a virtual hackathon offering students the opportunity to design applications to enhance the fan experience for Sportsnet viewers.
Can Brett Peterson and Joel Ward become first Black GM and head coach in NHL history? | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
I’d love to see Joel Ward behind the bench.
Canada kicks off World Juniors selection camp under tight protocols – Video | TSN
Here’s to health and safety in the bubble.
NHL teams playing in home cities gaining steam to start 2021 season | TSN.ca
Excited to see how this proceeds. “Hockey plz.”
Have a great Wednesday, folks!