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Chris Johnston and Elliotte Friedman break down the latest news from around the NHL, touching on the blockbuster trade between the Blue Jackets and Canadiens, the Maple Leafs looking for help, and the NHL Draft date.

 

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Hockey Notes Of Interest

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from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

- Mike Babcock’s next job should be university professor: He could teach revisionist history. Babcock peddled a bunch of truths and half-truths to TSN’s Pierre Lebrun in an exclusive interview the other day. If this was written as a book, it would have to be termed fiction instead of non-fiction. And, really, Babcock has to give up on the ‘I’m a mental health advocate’ platform when there would be a long list of former players who would gladly disagree with that claim. The Marner family was so upset about Babcock’s treatment of Mitch — and aren’t happy with Babcock peddling the all-is-well mantra — that, if you go back, Marner’s father refused to go on the dad’s trip one season with the Leafs. The reason: He didn’t want a thing to do with the coach. And that kind of behaviour is pretty rare.

- I don’t mind hockey statistics, as overrated as many of them are, but I do mind people who can’t talk about the game without referencing some inane or irrelevant stat.

- Detroit sports: the Lions stink; the Red Wings stink; the Pistons stink; the Tigers stink.

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Blame Alex Ovechkin

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from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Hands, please, if you’re surprised that Alex Ovechkin was among the perps who violated the NHL’s — the NHL’s and NHLPA’s, by the way — COVID-19 protocols.

Didn’t think so.

We know it is not ideal. We know that restrictions imposed in our daily lives don’t always make sense. But we also know that if Ovechkin and his Capitals teammates Evgeny Kuznetsov, Ilya Samsonov and Dmitry Orlov wanted to watch television while bivouacked at the team’s hotel in Pittsburgh, they could have done so in a large ballroom set aside for team recreational activities.

But no....

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The league has what appears to be a two-week buffer following the tentatively scheduled May 8 end of the regular season to accommodate postponements.

According to deputy commissioner Bill Daly via an email exchange, the NHL has not yet begun to discuss — or even consider — contingencies if all teams are unable to complete the 56-game schedule.

That, I don’t understand. Seems simple enough to declare immediately that team standings will be determined by winning percentage rather than points if everyone isn’t able complete the schedule. Why wait?

In fact, the NHL could even enlist a corporation to sponsor the percentage column of the standings.

The league can thank me in the morning.

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Videos- After Practice In Chicago

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Almost 18 minutes of Blashill after practice today.  No more names added to the COVID list today and Helm is questionable tomorrow.

Bobby Ryan is below.

 

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Well At Least We Know The Wings Are Practicing Today

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With the Detroit beat writers doing exactly what we are doing, sitting at home, it could be a slow news period when the Wings are on the road.

Basically we will depending on the team to keep us updated or perhaps a local beat writer may chime in now and then.

 

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Winnipeg/Columbus Trade

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added 11:13am,

 

added 11:26am, Winnipeg press release is below.

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Will The Wings Play Tomorrow?

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from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

For the third time this season, the Detroit Red Wings are faced with salvaging a series.

They lost their first game at Chicago, falling 4-1 Friday at United Center. The teams play again Sunday afternoon. The Wings had to make do without several key players because of the pandemic, leaving them wondering if they will face a temporary shutdown.

“Well’ we’re five guys down,” coach Jeff Blashill said Friday night. “The other team with five guys down is Carolina, and they postponed their games. So, that is where we are at. Certainly, it does not help chemistry, but again  … we are just trying to control what we can control.”

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NHL Short Notes

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THREE HARD LAPS

* The Stars erupted for seven goals, including five in the second period, to end a scoring drought against the Predators and earn a season-opening win.

* A four-goal outing at Xcel Energy Center helped the Wild boost the NHL’s best points percentage in home openers to .800.

* Montreal, which leads the League with 24 goals through five games this season, is set to close a six-game, season-opening road trip with its third straight game against Vancouver tonight on Hockey Night in Canada.

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Videos- Post Game Talk After A Loss Tonight In Chicago

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Up first is Dylan Larkin below fid Mickey Redmond, Jeff Blashill and the game highlights.

added, Dylan Larkin, Christian DJoos and Jeff Blashill in one video below...

 

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Video- The New York Rangers With The Bad Goal Of The Night

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Oops, puck shoved into their own net.

Rangers lost 4-3 in a shootout.

 

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