Morning Free Association: Testing

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So, player testing, what about it? What’s being used? How is it done? How are players going to be treated if they test positive? So many questions! Luckily, I may have some of those answers. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Untangling Conditions

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On Monday, the NHL and NHLPA agreed on terms of a new CBA and a plan to return to play for the 2019-2020 season. We’ll talk more about the CBA and other talk another day. Right now, we’re going to dive into the 20-page document that sets in motion the way the NHL plans to minimize exposure to infection for its players and personnel participating in this 24-team postseason. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: 9 More Players

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Yesterday was a busy day for the NHL. On the positive side, they finally have reached an agreement with all parties with regard to finishing up the suspended season. Below is an announcement of the important dates of the season. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Fingers Pressed

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Days away from the NHL entering Phase 3 of it’s reopening plan, a step that involves training camps full of skaters, players around the NHL are enjoying the rest of their time off by doing things that they probably shouldn’t do. Like going to bars and going to the beach without their masks. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Hub Cities Selected

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A couple of weeks back, or maybe it was last week, or perhaps even 33 years ago, we thought that Vegas was going to be announced as one of the hub cities when the NHL returns to play in Phase 4. However, it looks like that isn’t the case at all. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Back to the Grz-ind

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I can hardly believe that we’re more than halfway through this hellyear, this latest annual edition of the dumbest, darkest timelime. Yep, we’re almost at the seventh month and we’re trying to figure out if the NHL can award the Stanley Cup this season. Continue reading