Morning Free Association: Phase 2

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Did you know that we are witnessing Phase 1 of the NHL’s plan during the Great Pause of 2020? Yep, we are. Phase 1 started out as a two-week self-quarantine of hockey players and staff. It was revised and extended, allowing for players to return to their homes, even out of the country. Since we’re nearing the end of Phase 1 (at some point), the NHL released a statement of very vague parameters for Phase 2: The Slow Reopening!

So what does Phase 2 entail? Well, mainly it’s a return to the ice by some players in some places but not necessarily the rumored arenas of the past couple of weeks. The focus seems to be on small groups. When? well, no one really knows but they make an approximate time period.

Below is the meat of the statement:

The precise date of transition to Phase 2, during which Players might return to small group activities in NHL Club training facilities, remains undetermined. However, provided that conditions continue to trend favorably – and, subject to potential competitive concerns as between disparately situated markets – we believe we may be able to move to Phase 2 at some point in the mid-to-later portion of May. Specific guidelines governing Player and Hockey Staff activity would be provided at that time. In the meantime, we expect Players and Hockey Staff to continue to adhere to the recommended guidelines put in place when the season was paused on March 12.

So perhaps within a month, players will be able to return to practice in small groups on the ice. I can only guess that Phase 3 involves training camp, Phase 4: End of Regular Season, Phase 5: Judgement Day followed by Phase 6: Laser Beams!

laser beams!!!!!!

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The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hi folks.

Shopping day! No queue at all and not many people inside the supermarket! God knows where the usual crowds all were. Quite a few couples in there though. Disappointing. Supposed to be one adult only.

Zoom quiz with workmates tonight. I miss going to the pub…

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

I hope the shelves were well stocked. We’ve been seeing some empty shelves.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

We had that a few weeks but almost back to normal now. Just flour that’s nowhere to be found!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. I’m still not excited about restarting the season. Feel like I’ve already mentally checked out on it.

Also, this week has not been fun. I want to go back to kitten dream.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

I have let this season go, too. I’d rather start next season on time. No Cup this year, just like 1917

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

And I can see it now if they resume the season and they have playoffs:

“Cup victory is tainted because long layoff so you didn’t really earn the Cup!”
“My team was only eliminated because long layoff and therefore not real playoffs because teams weren’t ready!”

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Good Morning!!
I want to go straight to Phase 6!!! Also, I want to wake and find out that we have been in one of Sis’s dreams and everything is fine. That way things could just pick up where they left off, since this never happened. Except I’ve been getting a lot done…. so that’s not part of the dream. Elves did that. Okay, press play to resume!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

But kittens were in my dream last night!! I didn’t want to wake up from kittens!!