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What life in NHL's 'secure zone' could look like when season restarts

The NHL's protocols — still subject to ratification by NHL players and owners — offer the clearest picture yet of what a 24-team playoff tournament might look like in lockdown, assuming that can be pulled off. Chris Johnston breaks down all the details.
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Canucks' Tanev chomping at the bit to get back at

As the NHL's return inches closer, Canucks defenceman Chris Tanev is eager for his first taste of the playoffs in five seasons.
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NHL, NHLPA tentatively agree to CBA extension, return-to-play plan

The NHL and the NHLPA have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding on an extension to the collection bargaining agreement and a separate agreement on returning to play, both sides announced Monday.
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Hubba, Hubba.......Toronto and Edmonton look to be the centre of the NHL for this season

As the NHL and NHLPA continue to hammer out details for the league's Return to Play plan, it's expected that Toronto and Edmonton will be announced as hub cities.
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The Olympics are apparently also on the table as part of the ongoing NHL/NHLPA CBA negotiations

As negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA hit critical mass, word is spreading that Olympic participation is part of the agreement.
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Happy Canada Day from HockeyCircles!! Here's hoping that we get our Game back soon!

As the NHL and NHLPA continue to hammer out details for the league's Return to Play plan, it's expected that Toronto and Edmonton will be announced as hub cities.
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Escrow it goes in ongoing CBA talks.....

As the NHL and NHLPA work towards an agreement on returning to play, the two sides are also trying to strike a deal on a CBA extension. Elliotte Friedman reports that those discussions have included a cap on escrow and a salary deferral for the players.
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Detroit holds an 18.5% chance of landing the 1st overall pick in NHL's "unusual" draft lottery

In a world dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic — one where life for countless people and businesses has been turned upside down — the NHL will hold the most unusual draft lottery in its history the same night the first round was originally supposed to go ahead in Montreal.
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More people in BC died from overdoses in May alone than have died from it all year, but virus keeps hockey out of Vancouver.

The NHL could not agree on contingency plans should a player test positive for COVID-19 during a proposed playoff tournament in Vancouver which means the city will not host the league's restart.

Flyers' Lindblom skates with team as chemo treatments near end

Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom skated with team Tuesday in one of the few times he's hit the ice since he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer.

Canucks' Benning hopes players return to Vancouver this week as camp looms

Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning is trying to get enough players to return to the city for the team to re-open its training facilities.
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NHL drops another contender from hub city short list

The NHL has informed the Pittsburgh Penguins that the city of Pittsburgh is no longer being considered for one of the two hub cities in the league's return to play plan.
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Devils forward Nico Hischier staying sharp as a knife

With the New Jersey Devils missing out on the NHL's 24-team return from the pause caused by the novel coronavirus, centre Nico Hischier is putting his extended off-season to good use.
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Feds approve NHL cohort quarantine plan for potential Canadian hub cities

The cohort quarantine, which keeps players separate from the general public, would allow the NHL to bypass the traditional 14-day quarantine for anyone entering Canada.
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Bernie Saunders, NHL’s fifth Black player, opens up on racial discrimination

Bernie Saunders left hockey behind just two years after his NHL debut. Now he's speaking out against discrimination for current and future generations of Black players.
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Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews tests positive for COVID-19

Maple Leafs superstar Auston Matthews has tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19, two National Hockey League sources outside Toronto have confirmed to the Toronto Sun.Matthews, 22, has appare…
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Former NHL first-rounder Nikita Filatov retires, chooses new career path

Nikita Filatov, a former sixth overall draft pick in the NHL and a once highly touted prospect, has retired from

CCM AS3 Pro Skate Review

The Super Tacks AS3 Pro skate brings a lot of refinement and an impressive new feature to the table for the 2020 season.
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