How different people view our current situation concerning COVID-19 should be an interesting study for sociologists and anthropologists for generations. How different countries and populations are dealing with the virus differs, and how Americans and Canadiens view the situation also has a wide variance. In today’s links, the Calgary Flames may be squeezed out of Canada for training camp, despite Alberta’s very low infection rate. The TSN insiders discuss when we’ll see training camp and games, and PHN had another Pittsburgh Penguins scoop.
First, the Pittsburgh Hockey Now scoop. Jake Guentzel hit the ice on Tuesday as part of the Penguins move to Phase 2 (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
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And, Shelly Anderson explained why she voted for Evgeni Malkin as the Penguins Masterton nominee (PHN)
The TSN Insiders let us know what they’re hearing from the NHL regarding Phase 3 and Phase 4. The Canadian media is echoing the cautious tone prevalent in Canada (TSN)
The Montreal Canadiens captain, Shea Weber, is taking a nothing-to-lose approach toward playing the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL Qualifying Round.
“It’s a huge opportunity for us,” Weber said. That series is going to be dangerous for the Penguins. (TSN)
It was one of the most bittersweet Stanley Cup presentations ever, and it occurred 19 years ago, on Tuesday. All-time great defenseman Ray Bourque lifted the Stanley Cup, but not for his long-time team, the Boston Bruins. Bourque won his cup in his final season, but with the Colorado Avalanche. Our Adrian Dater was in the locker room that night. A great story by AD (Colorado Hockey Now)
The Boston Bruins have a STACKED small group workout planned for Wednesday. Chara, Marchand, Bergeron all part of the same group. Wow (Boston Hockey Now)
The Calgary Flames are making plans to bolt Canada and the quarantine rules, so they have fewer hassles for Phase 3 training camp and a move to Phase 4 games. Calgary is looking into a U.S. training camp (Sportsnet)
Alain Nasreddine may or may not be the New Jersey Devils coach. Even he doesn’t know (NHL.com)