Note: This is day 54 since the NHL and AHL hit the pause button on their respective 2019-20 seasons.
Note II: It looks like today or tomorrow we will hear the NHL announce their plans to hold a draft in early June. Of course that will mean the draft would be taking place either before the season concludes, is cancelled or even resumes. More on the plan in the articles below.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Kyle Connor, Patrik Laine earn high marks among forwards. (Paywall – with 90 day free option). Ken is homeschooling the Jets forward group and today he hands out his grades.
Sportnset: After Hours (Dale Hawerchuk, hockey’s lowest maintenance superstar). Jets 1.0 star Dale Hawerchuk details his battle with stomach cancer in an emotional After Hours. From feeding tubes to the strength he derived from his family and the hockey community, Dale takes us inside his personal journey, one that inspires hope.
Sportsnet: ‘The work is still getting done’: NHL teams preparing for unusual draft. Seems wacky to me but sure seems like the NHL is full steam ahead with this idea.
Sportsnet: NHL faces big week with talks on early draft, potential game ‘hubs’. Fans could certainly learn some interesting tidbits this week.