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Dan’s Daily: 2020-21 NHL Season FAQ, Negotiating with Provinces



Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL Season, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman

We will attempt to answer ALL of your questions involving the coming 2020-21 NHL season, as there are quite a few temporary changes. From the divisions to the taxi squad and several Canadian teams’ final location, fans and the NHL still have a few questions. But we can take solace that the Pittsburgh Penguins season is finally at hand.

First, some Penguins coverage. Want to know with which Pittsburgh Penguins star Mike Matheson skates in the offseason and who could be a mentor of sorts? We’ve got the inside scoop (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Here are all of the important dates from the trade deadline to free agency (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

There will be a four to six-person taxi squad, which NHL clubs can use to keep players handy in case of injury or infection. The NHL is prepared for small outbreaks, including by making teams carry three goalies. All of the little rules changes from entry-level-contract slides to the new salary cap exemptions for emergency players are here (

Our friends at PuckPedia did a really great job of putting that together.

The NHL must solve the Canadian problem before all details are final. Our friends in the North Division reports vary from one or two provinces that have not signed off on the 2020-21 NHL season. Quebec and British Columbia could be the flies in the ointment (TSN)

The San Jose Sharks were officially chased from the shark tank and will instead swim in the desert. They will open camp in Arizona (San Jose Hockey Now)

The Hockey News listed 10 rookies to watch this season. It will be another exciting season for NHL kids (SI / Hockey News)

There are five big questions for the Pittsburgh Penguins new division rival Boston Bruins. Here you go (Boston Hockey Now)

Ryan O’Reilly was beaten down in Buffalo, and it didn’t work. According to sources, he will be the next captain of the St. Louis Blues (The Athletic)