Note: This is day 73 since the NHL hit the pause button on the 2019-20 season.
Note II: Reminder that the Illegal Curve Hockey Show, which normally would be heard this morning on TSN 1290 Winnipeg, remains on pandemic hiatus.
NHL.com: Scheifele, Parayko, Ristolainen picks for top current No. 55. A trio of NHL writers debate who wears 55 best.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Patrik Laine on Lambos, life on the links and trying to skate off the rust. (Paywall – 30 day free option). Ken wrote about Friday’s conference call.
Winnipeg Free Press: COVID-19 Stanley Cup could be most memorable NHL playoffs of our lifetime. (Paywall). It will certainly be a memorable quest for the Cup.
Winnipeg Free Press: Laine keen to hit the ice, despite potential challenges of new playoff format. (Paywall). He was his usual dry self in today’s chat.
Winnipeg Sun: Patrik Laine golfing, chilling and taking Lambo selfies. Scott’s piece from today’s chat with Jets Finnish phenom Patrik Laine.
Jets TV: Video conference call with Patrik Laine. Just a shade under 16 minutes of time with the straightforward Finn.
Sportsnet: NHLPA vote first of many big steps before NHL can return to play. Doesn’t sound like it was all kumbaya during the call.
TSN: NHLPA agrees to more talks on league’s 24-team Return to Play proposal. Looks like the first hurdle of many has been leaped.