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Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper on NHL playoffs, hub life and a $46,000 audition

While his Tampa Bay Lightning players were filming viral videos on jet skis back in Florida, coach Jon Cooper has been situated in one of the least Florida-like locations in the U.S. during the NHL’s paused season. “Idaho,” Cooper told ESPN this week, indicating that it’s been a summer getaway for his family over the […]

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Report: NHL players won’t be expected to wear face shields when play resumes

Equipment changes have not been a focus of return-to-play negotiations between the league and players’ union, according to a person with knowledge of those talks. The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no agreement has been reached, said the emphasis has been on testing and other off-ice safety precautions. […]

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NHL viewers club: An Oilers-Blackhawks postseason preview?

The Blackhawks entered this game clinging on to the playoff bubble. They were in the second of a five-game Western Canadian swing, and desperately in need of points. The Oilers were in decent shape with a dynamite offense, but would have to play this game without Connor McDavid. Why? Don’t worry, you’ll hear plenty about […]

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The NHL’s coronavirus pause: Camp timeline, hub city buzz and more

As players, executives and fans continue to adjust to the new normal, we will provide updates every week, answering all the burning questions about the various angles of the NHL’s relation to the pandemic. Although on-ice action remains on the shelf, there have been some intriguing developments since last week’s update. Get caught up on […]

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The Alternative NHL Awards for 2019-20: Best team, goal, save, quote, meme and feud

For the most part, the truncation of the season affects only the dynamics of two major awards: the Jack Adams for coach of the year, which the broadcasters vote on, and the Hart Trophy for league most valuable player, for which the PHWA members vote. These winners are influenced by their team’s place in the […]

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