Who has enviornment dates obtainable?
Sean Shapiro: The NHL began reaching out to groups yesterday morning to see what dates their enviornment is accessible for throughout the ‘Olympic break.’
Some groups can have extra dates obtainable than others, so re-scheduling might get fascinating.
David Pagnotta: There was loads behind the scenes work to re-work the NHL schedule now that gamers gained’t be going to the Olympics.
For now, the NHL plans on going forward with the All-Star weekend in Vegas. They’re additionally giving gamers a bye week earlier than they resume their schedule in mid-February.
Fast hits on testing, income, Oilers, and government searches
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: For the reason that NHL made the decision to not go to the Olympics, particular person gamers will not be allowed to go. If the choice was left as much as the gamers, it will have been an choice for them to go.
Some are calling for under testing symptomatic gamers, however this may be a non-starter for Canada.
The Montreal Canadiens performed the Philadelphia Flyers in an empty enviornment final week. One government: “That’s $2M of income we’ll by no means see once more.”
Approximate income for every dwelling recreation for Canadian groups: Toronto Maple Leafs ($3.5 million), Canadiens ($2.3 million), Vancouver Canucks ($1.8 million), Calgary Flames ($1.4 million), Winnipeg Jets ($1.4 million), and Ottawa Senators ($650,000).
There was a rumor final week that the NHL would pause till January 1st to guard the Winter Basic.
Although Jakob Chychrun to the Edmonton Oilers makes some sense, have been instructed it’s impossible.
The Canadiens, Anaheim Geese and Chicago Blackhawks are anticipated to extend their government searches within the new yr.
The Globe and Mail’s Gary Mason listed Jennifer Botterill, Angela Ruggiero and Jayne Hefford as candidates for a Vancouver Canucks entrance workplace place. Jim Rutherford has permission to talk with Pittsburgh Penguins AGM Patrik Allvin.