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  • Stanley Cup Playoffs first-round schedule

    08/10/2020 8:00:14 AM PDT · by airborne · 83 replies
    NHL website ^ | 8/9/2020 | NHL staff
    EASTERN CONFERENCE Philadelphia Flyers (1) vs. Montreal Canadiens (8) Tampa Bay Lightning (2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (7) Washington Capitals (3) vs. New York Islanders (6) Boston Bruins (4) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (5) WESTERN CONFERENCE Vegas Golden Knights (1) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (8) Colorado Avalanche (2) vs. Arizona Coyotes (7) Dallas Stars (3) vs. Calgary Flames (6) St. Louis Blues (4) vs. Vancouver Canucks (5)
  • Stars, Golden Knights Players Kneel During American and Canadian National Anthems

    08/05/2020 8:48:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 8/4/2020 | AP
    Players from the Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Stars knelt on the ice before their game Monday to support Black Lives Matter and other social causes. Dallas forward Tyler Sequin and Jason Dickinson knelt alongside Vegas forward Ryan Reaves and goaltender Robin Lehner during the American and Canadian national anthems prior to their round-robin playoff game.
  • Hockey Scores a Goal for America

    08/02/2020 5:33:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | August 2, 2020 | Jeff Crouere
    It might be time for patriotic Americans to discover a new favorite sport, professional hockey. Unlike other professional athletes, hockey players have refused to show disrespect toward the National Anthem. At exhibition games this week, all players with the New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers stood for the National Anthem. Likewise, for Thursday night’s start of the season, all the players with the Dallas Stars and the Nashville Predators stood for the National Anthem. After the game, a few of the Dallas players displayed their clothing featuring the slogan, #WeSkateforEquality. The NHL is allowing players...
  • This is the message I sent the NHL requesting to cancel my paid subscription. I don't live within my favorite team's market so that subscription was my only way to watch games.

    08/02/2020 2:41:08 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 23 replies ^ | 8/1/2020 | magnert
    I wish to cancel my subscription. I have been a hockey fan since I watched my first game in 1986 and I'm sad to leave. But America is not "systemically" or "systematically"(sic) racist. I will not pay to be lectured to about how my country is rotten to the core. I've read with pride how much NHL teams and individual players do to promote equality and diversity in hockey through the "hockey is for everyone" programs and their work in the local communities, for example the Capitals' tireless work with the Fort Dupont program. The NHL has highlighted the cases...
  • Dumba kneels during anthem, speaks out against racism at Qualifiers

    08/01/2020 4:09:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    NHL ^ | August 1, 2020 | by William Douglas
    Matt Dumba kneeled during the U.S. national anthem Saturday after vowing that the NHL and the Hockey Diversity Alliance will stand up for justice and against racism. The Minnesota Wild defenseman spoke at center ice at Rogers Place before the Edmonton Oilers faced the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their best-of-5 series in the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
  • Thank You NHL

    08/01/2020 10:55:36 AM PDT · by certrtwngnut · 46 replies
    SELF | 8/1/2020
    I turned on the Rangers Hurricanes hockey game at 12:00 today expecting to turn it off when the pre-game anthems were played and there were some sort of shenanigans & disrespect shown by players or announcers. Lo and behold to my surprise there was no tomfoolery at all. At least I can now watch hockey which is the sport I like most. Thank you NHL.
  • Brad Marchand Defends Deleted Tweet To Bruins Reporter Regarding Tuukka Rask’s Police Hat (hockey)

    07/29/2020 7:00:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | July 29, 2020
    BOSTON (CBS) — Brad Marchand’s Wednesday morning in Toronto began with a bang, as the Bruins’ star winger fired off an emotional tweet directed at a Boston Globe reporter. “Are you [expletive] serious Porter?” Marchand tweeted at Boston Globe reporter Matt Porter. “This here is why you are part of the problem.” The tweet came in response to Porter sharing a screen shot of Tuukka Rask being interviewed on NBC Sports while wearing a Boston Police hat. That tweet was attached to another tweet, which shared the statement from Bruins players expressing their plan to lock arms during the national...
  • 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    07/29/2020 4:06:36 PM PDT · by airborne · 22 replies
    NHL website ^ | 7/29/2020 | NHL staff
    Welcome to the Stanley Cup Qualifiers Thread. The 24 teams who will be competing for the Stanley Cup are in their respective hub cities (Toronto for the 12 Eastern Conference teams, Edmonton for the 12 Western Conference teams). Exhibition games started Tuesday and the Stanley Cup Qualifiers begin Saturday.
  • Bubble hockey begins: NHL playoff teams adjust to quarantine

    07/28/2020 2:24:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Omaha ^ | 7/27/20 | Stephen Whyno
    **SNIP** NHL players from the 24 playoff teams woke up to their new reality Monday in the hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta. Quarantined bubble life began with the league reporting zero positive coronavirus test results last week, and this existence away from the public is scheduled to last until the Stanley Cup is awarded in the fall. “We asked our group right from the start just to keep open minds because everything’s going to change, everything’s fluctuating constantly, daily, minutely,” Minnesota coach Dean Evason said. “It’s different. You’ve got a walkway with fences. People can’t see in. You...
  • Jeremy Roenick Sues NBC Sports for Anti-Straight Discrimination in Firing

    07/17/2020 4:41:57 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    TV Line ^ | July 17, 2020 | Dave Nemetz
    Hockey commentator Jeremy Roenick is firing back at NBC Sports, accusing his former employer of discriminating against him for being straight. Roenick was fired by NBC Sports back in February after he made sexually suggestive remarks about colleagues Kathryn Tappen and Patrick Sharp on a podcast. Now Roenick has filed a lawsuit against the network in New York Supreme Court, claiming wrongful termination and discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation, according to our sister site Variety. Roenick’s lawsuit states that figure skating commentator Johnny Weir made “colorful commentary” about skaters’ body parts for NBC Sports during the 2018 Winter...
  • Stanley Cup Qualifiers schedule

    07/10/2020 5:19:33 PM PDT · by airborne · 29 replies
    NHL website ^ | 7/10/2020 | NHL staff
    Round-robin, best-of-5 series begin Aug. 1 in Toronto, EdmontonHere is the day-by-day and series-by-series schedule for the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers. All Eastern Conference games will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto; Western Conference games will be held at Rogers Place in Edmonton. The top four teams in each conference, based on points percentage, will play a three-game round-robin, and the No. 5-12 seeds will play in eight best-of-5 series. The winners of those series will advance to the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the four teams from the round-robin.
  • Key questions, answers on protocols in Phases 3, 4 of Return to Play Plan

    07/07/2020 12:15:47 PM PDT · by airborne · 3 replies
    NHL website ^ | 7/7/2020 | Tom Gulitti Staff Writer
    Guidelines set for COVID-19 testing with training camps to begin July 13 Phase 3 is scheduled to begin at team facilities July 13. Teams will then travel to two centralized hub cities on July 26 for Phase 4, which is resumption of play, with the Stanley Cup Qualifiers starting Aug. 1. Play will resume with the qualifiers, which will include 16 teams playing eight best-of-5 series and a round-robin among the top four teams in points percentage in each conference to determine seeding for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here are key questions and answers about the protocols for Phases 3...
  • NHL, players’ association reach tentative agreement on protocols to resume season

    07/06/2020 5:36:19 AM PDT · by airborne · 18 replies
    Global News ^ | 7/5/2020 | Stephen Whyno - The Associated Press
    The NHL and NHL Players’ Association agreed Sunday on protocols to resume the season, a major step toward the return of hockey this summer. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press there was an agreement on protocols for training camps and games and the sides are still negotiating an extension of the collective bargaining agreement, which is crucial to the process. A person with knowledge of the situation said the return-to-play protocols would only go into effect if each side votes to approve the full package of the CBA extension and return-to-play agreement. The person spoke on condition of...
  • No. 1 pick in NHL Draft Lottery to be decided by second drawing

    06/27/2020 5:03:14 AM PDT · by airborne · 24 replies
    NHL website ^ | June 26, 2020 | Mike G. Morreale
    The No. 1 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft will be determined by the Second Phase of the NHL Draft Lottery after the results of the First Phase on Friday. The team will be one of the eight that are eliminated from the Stanley Cup Qualifiers and will be determined by a second drawing to be held before the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Each of the eliminated teams will have a 12.5 percent chance of winning the No. 1 pick. The Los Angeles Kings moved up to the No. 2 pick, and the Ottawa Senators will have the...
  • NHL training camps for Stanley Cup Qualifiers to open July 10

    06/21/2020 9:13:19 AM PDT · by airborne · 15 replies
    NHL website ^ | June 11, 2020 | NHL staff
    Training camps for the 24 NHL teams resuming play will open July 10, the League and NHL Players' Association announced Thursday. "Now everybody can plan what they have to do," Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill told the Dallas Morning News. "Now the wheels are in motion." Phase 3 of the NHL Return to Play Plan will occur provided that medical and safety conditions allow, and the parties have reached an agreement on resuming play. The length of training camp and the start date for resumption of play (Phase 4) will be determined. "Obviously that's good news for us, having...
  • Reopening Sports: ‘Real Sports’ Bryant Gumbel On “Greed” Fueled Pro Leagues Wanting To Start Up Amidst COVID-19 Realities & Second Wave Worries

    05/26/2020 6:27:53 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 26, 2020 | Dominic Patten
    “Any quick history lesson about how owners in sports have acted over time, how they’ve interacted with communities and governments and public coffers and everything else will tell you that greed dictates basically whatever they try to do,” Bryant Gumbel bluntly says of the motivation behind leagues like the NFL, NBA, MLB and the NHL to get their players back in action from the coronavirus lockdown of the past two months. “I think they view athletes as commodities to get them to an end,” the host of HBO’s Real Sports added. Never one to play it safe over the 25-seasons...
  • NHL plans to return with 24-team Stanley Cup Playoffs

    05/26/2020 2:30:50 PM PDT · by airborne · 70 replies
    NHL website ^ | 5/26/2020 | Tom Gulitt
    The NHL announced its Return to Play Plan on Tuesday with the Stanley Cup Playoffs that will include 24 teams. The tournament will begin with a 16-team, eight-series Qualifying Round and a Seeding Round Robin among the top four teams in each conference to determine seeds for the First Round. The NHL paused the regular season March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus and it will not be completed. The 12 qualifying teams from the Eastern and Western conferences were determined by points percentage as of that date. Seven teams did not qualify. "I want to make clear that...
  • Why do you think hockey is not popular in the United States?

    05/23/2020 12:34:43 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 177 replies
    May 23, 2020 | Guava Cheese Puff
    The only hockey players most Americans can name from the top of their heads are Gretzky, Howe, Messier, and Lemieux. I would rate hockey at the lowest of the 4 big sports. Why doesn't it get much attention?
  • The pandemic has reminded us: We don’t need more sports in our lives — we need less

    05/10/2020 8:18:18 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | May 10, 2020 | Norman Chad
    A while ago — the exact year escapes me — I determined that someway, somewhere, in some manner or some fashion, most of us in America had somehow lost our minds. The nation is on tilt of late because we must stay home for a long, long time because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, also known to Alabamians and Georgians as the Don’t Even Think of Messing With the SEC Football Schedule pandemic. Anyway, apparently everyone — and when I say “everyone,” I mean anyone within shouting distance of Skip Bayless or Stephen. A Smith — wants sports back ASAP.*...
  • Alex Ovechkin And Wayne Gretzky Are Facing Off On ‘NHL 20’ For Coronavirus Relief

    04/22/2020 8:40:53 AM PDT · by airborne · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 21, 2020 | Carol Schram
    Two of the greatest goal-scorers in NHL history will square off in the digital sphere this Wednesday when Wayne Gretzky battles Alex Ovechkin in a best-of-three competition on EA Sports’ NHL 20 game on XBox. “The Great One vs. The Great Eight Showcase” is a fundraiser, with proceeds going to the Edmonton Food Bank and Monumental Sports and Entertainment Foundation’s ‘Feeding the Frontlines’ fund, which provides meals to heroes in the medical community. “This has been an unbelievably exciting opportunity for us to work on,” said MSE’s senior vice president of strategic initiatives, Zach Leonsis. “Not only are the proceeds...