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    Since the season is pause due the outbreak of coronavirus, NHL provides NHL Pause Binge for the fans to watch classic games, documentaries, All Access and more.

    https://www.nhl.com/fans/nhl-pause-binge

    Also, there’s plenty of classic games on YouTube as well, I’ve been watching classic games from ol’ Hockey Night In Canada.
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    Default R.I.P. Colby Cave


    COLBY CAVE
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    Cave of Oilers dies at 25 after brain bleed
    Forward was in medically induced coma; played three seasons in NHL

    Colby Cave, a forward with the Edmonton Oilers, died Saturday, four days after he had surgery to remove a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on his brain. He was 25.

    "It is with great sadness to share the news that our Colby Cave passed away early this morning," his wife, Emily, said in a message. "Both our families are in shock, but know our Colby was loved dearly by us, his family and friends, the entire hockey community and many more. We thank everyone for their prayers during this difficult time."

    Cave was hospitalized after sustaining a brain bleed overnight Monday into Tuesday and had been in a medically induced coma.

    "The National Hockey League family mourns the heartbreaking passing of Colby Cave, whose life and hockey career, though too short, were inspiringly emblematic of the best of our game," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement. "Undrafted but undaunted, Colby was relentless in the pursuit of his hockey dream with both the Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins organizations. An earnest and hardworking player, he was admired by his teammates and coaches. More important, he was a warm and generous person who was well-liked by all those fortunate enough to know him. We send our heartfelt condolences to his wife Emily, their families and Colby's countless friends throughout the hockey world."

    Cave scored one goal in 11 games with the Oilers this season and had 23 points (11 goals, 12 assists) in 44 games with Bakersfield of the American Hockey League. He was in his second season with the Oilers after being claimed off waivers from the Bruins on Jan. 15, 2019. In three seasons with the Oilers and Bruins, Cave had nine points (four goals, five assists) in 67 NHL games.

    "On behalf of the Edmonton Oilers hockey club and the Bakersfield Condors, we wanted to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of our teammate Colby Cave after his passing earlier this morning," the Oilers said in a statement. "Colby was a terrific teammate with great character, admired and liked everywhere he played. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Emily, his family and friends at this very difficult time."

    AHL president David Andrews said, "Colby Cave was beloved as a teammate and friend, as a husband and son. The entire American Hockey League extends our deepest condolences to Colby's wife, Emily, and his entire family, as well as to those whose lives he touched in the Oilers and Bruins organizations and throughout hockey."

    Cave was signed by the Bruins as an undrafted free agent on April 7, 2015. He made his NHL debut Dec. 21, 2017 on a line with Jake DeBrusk, who was his teammate with Swift Current of the Western Hockey League for two seasons (2013-15).

    "I'm so shocked and saddened to hear this horrible news," DeBrusk said. "It's hard to put my feelings into words. I was lucky to play junior hockey with Colby. He was our captain and leader. It was an unforgettable moment when we again played together in the NHL for the Boston Bruins. He was an amazing person, player and friend. Sending my deepest condolences to Emily and the Cave family. Rest in peace Colby."

    Cave's agent, Jason Davidson, told Sportsnet on Tuesday there was no link to COVID-19 and that his client was not involved in any kind of accident.

    "The most confusing part for everyone is that you're talking about a young, healthy athlete," Davidson said. "This isn't supposed to happen to people to like Colby."

    Source: NHL.com
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    Default 50th Anniversary of Bobby Orr’s iconic Cup winning goal



    May 10: Orr's iconic goal wins Stanley Cup for Bruins in 1970

    Bobby Orr scores one of the most iconic goals in NHL history 40 seconds into overtime, giving the Bruins a 4-3 victory against the St. Louis Blues, a four-game sweep in the Final and their first Stanley Cup in 29 years. Orr takes Derek Sanderson's pass from behind the net and beats Blues goalie Glenn Hall just before he's tripped by St. Louis defenseman Noel Picard. The picture of Orr flying through the air as he celebrates the Cup-winning goal is among the most famous in sports history.

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    NHL plans to return with 24 teams competing for Stanley Cup
    Will begin with Qualifying Round, round-robin games in two hub cities; date not determined


    The NHL announced its Return to Play Plan on Tuesday with 24 teams in competition for the Stanley Cup.

    The tournament will begin with a 16-team, eight-series Qualifying Round and a Seeding Round Robin among the top four teams in each conference to determine seeds for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

    The NHL paused the regular season March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus and its remaining 189 games will not be completed. The 12 qualifying teams from the Eastern and Western conferences were determined by points percentage as of that date. Seven teams did not qualify.

    "I want to make clear that the health and safety of our players, coaches, essential support staff and our communities are paramount," Commissioner Gary Bettman said in announcing the Return to Play Plan. "While nothing is without risk, ensuring health and safety has been central to all of our planning so far and will remain so.

    "Let me assure you that the reason we are doing this is because our fans have told us in overwhelming numbers that they want to complete the season if at all possible. And our players and our teams are clear that they want to play and bring the season to its rightful conclusion."

    The format was determined in meetings of the Return to Play Committee, which included executives from the NHL and NHL Players' Association, and five players: Ottawa Senators defenseman Ron Hainsey, Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele, Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares and Philadelphia Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk.

    The objective was to find a way to award the Stanley Cup this season.

    "I certainly hope that we can. I certainly hope that is the case," NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr told NBCSN. "I certainly hope that all the necessary agreements, health and safety, and economic, and the rest can be finalized, so that they can take place. But I hope it is for another reason, because if we can, that would suggest that the world is beginning to return a little bit towards normal, and that's something that everybody wants and is in everybody's interest, and we can't forget that."

    The Qualifying Round and Seeding Round Robin will be held at two hub cities to be identified -- one for the 12 participating Eastern Conference teams and one for the 12 Western Conference teams - and begin at a date to be determined. Candidates for the hub cities include Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Edmonton, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Pittsburgh, Toronto and Vancouver.

    The Commissioner said the decision on the hub cities and when play will begin will depend on COVID-19 conditions, testing ability and government regulations. A comprehensive system for testing will be in place in each hub city, and each team will be permitted to travel a maximum of 50 personnel, including players, coaches and staff.

    "Obviously, we anticipate playing over the summer and into the early fall," Commissioner Bettman said. "At this time, we are not fixing dates because the schedule of our return to play will be determined both by developing circumstances and the needs of the players."

    In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Bruins (44-14-12, 100 points), Tampa Bay Lightning (43-21-6, 92 points), Washington Capitals (41-20-8, 90 points) and Philadelphia Flyers (41-21-7, 89 points) will each have a bye and play each other once to determine the order of the top four seeds for the first round of the playoffs.

    The Eastern Conference Qualifying Round will have four best-of-5 series: the Pittsburgh Penguins (40-23-6, 86 points) vs. the Montreal Canadiens (31-31-9, 71 points); the Carolina Hurricanes (38-25-5, 81 points) vs. the New York Rangers (37-28-5, 79 points); the New York Islanders (35-23-10, 80 points) vs. the Florida Panthers (35-26-8, 78 points); and the Toronto Maple Leafs (36-25-9, 81 points) vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets (33-22-15, 81 points).

    In the Western Conference, the St. Louis Blues (42-19-10, 94 points), Colorado Avalanche (42-20-8, 92 points), Vegas Golden Knights (39-24-8, 86 points) and Dallas Stars (37-24-8, 82 points) will each have a bye and play round-robin to determine their seeding order.

    The Western Conference best-of-5 qualifying round series are: the Edmonton Oilers (37-25-9, 83 points) vs. the Chicago Blackhawks (32-30-8, 72 points); the Nashville Predators (35-26-8, 78 points) vs. the Arizona Coyotes (33-29-8, 74 points); the Vancouver Canucks (36-27-6, 78 points) vs. the Minnesota Wild (35-27-7, 77 points); and the Calgary Flames (36-27-7, 79 points) vs. the Winnipeg Jets (37-28-6, 80 points).

    "It's great that we can play some meaningful games against the top teams in the West for seeding," Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon told TSN. "... I think that's a pretty good format, how they're doing it. You know, there's no perfect way, everybody had to get creative and it seems like a good place to start."

    Seven teams did not qualify for the postseason and their season is over: the Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, Ottawa Senators and Detroit Red Wings. Each of them will participate in the NHL Draft Lottery, which will hold its first phase June 26.

    Games in the qualifying round will be played with playoff overtime rules. The round-robin games will be played with regular-season overtime and shootout rules with ties in the standings broken by regular-season points percentage.

    After the round-robins and the qualifying round, the conference-based playoffs will be continue in the two hub cities. Each of the winners of the qualifying round will advance to face one of the round-robin teams in the first round. The Return to Play Committee is discussing whether those first-round series will be set through seeding or by bracket.

    The Return to Play Committee also has yet to decide the length of the first-round and second-round series, and whether the second-round series will be determined through seeding or by bracket.

    The conference finals and Stanley Cup Final will each be a best-of-7 series. Commissioner Bettman told NBCSN there is a slim possibility the final three series can be played in the home arenas of the teams that reach those rounds, but that would require a substantial change in the outlook of the pandemic. It's most likely all games will be played in the hub cities without fans in attendance.

    "It depends on what the world looks like," the Commissioner said. "If you made me guess today, I think we'll be in one of the two hub cities or conceivably a third city. But if things change dramatically and we have the ability to go back to the home markets, (the League will). We anticipate playing this without fans, but if at some point things change, then obviously we'd reevaluate."

    The Commissioner told NBCSN that it's not required that the Eastern Conference teams have to play in an Eastern hub city and the Western Conference teams have to play in a Western hub city.

    The two hub cities that are selected will depend on the circumstances in that city. For example, though Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver are among the cities being considered, the current edict in Canada requiring those who enter the country to be quarantined for 14 days would probably preclude one of those cities from being selected.

    "We are talking to the Canadian government about it, but if we get done with training camp and we want to go to a Canadian city and to do that we have to quarantine for another 14 days, that isn't going to work," Commissioner Bettman said.

    Training camps could open in mid-July as part of Phase 3 of the Return to Play Plan, and Commissioner Bettman said the NHL believes the qualifying and first two rounds of the playoffs can be completed in a little more than a month.

    "Obviously, these are extraordinary and unprecedented times," he said. "Any plan for the resumption of play, by definition, cannot be perfect. And I am certain that, depending on which team you root for or which team you cover, you can find some element of this package that you might prefer to be done differently.

    "But we believe we have constructed an overall plan that includes all teams that, as a practical matter, might have had a chance of qualifying for the playoffs when the season was paused. And this plan will produce a worthy Stanley Cup champion who will have run the postseason gauntlet that is unique to the NHL."

    https://media.nhl.com/site/vasset/pu...INED-FINAL.pdf

    Source: NHL.com
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    Hockey Hall of Fame forced to go digital with its voting process for 2020 inductees

    https://www.thestar.com/sports/hocke...inductees.html

    Hockey Hall of Fame will announce newest members June 24 as planned

    McDonald says committee is adapting during pandemic, induction ceremony could be delayed

    https://www.nhl.com/news/hockey-hall...24/c-317056618

    http://hhof.com/htmlInduct/ind20prologEligibility.shtml

    https://twitter.com/HockeyHallFame/s...%2Fc-317056618


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    I LOVE THIS YEAR'S CLASS!

    THE 2020 HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

    https://www.hhof.com/htmlinduct/ind20prolog.shtml

    https://www.hhof.com/htmlinduct/ind20menu.shtml

    Ken Holland * Kevin Lowe * Doug Wilson * Jarome Iginla * Marian Hossa * Kim St-Pierre



    Iginla, Wilson, Lowe among HHOF's class of 2020

    https://www.tsn.ca/jarome-iginla-dou...2020-1.1489175



    Iginla, Hossa, Lowe lead Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2020
    Joined by Wilson, St-Pierre, Holland


    https://www.nhl.com/news/hockey-hall...es/c-317250702

    Iginla inspired by Fuhr, will join him in Hockey Hall of Fame
    New electee hopes to be role model for young Black players like goalie was
    https://www.nhl.com/news/jarome-igin...hr/c-317256452

    Meet the HHOF Class of 2020
    https://www.nhl.com/video/meet-the-h...0912/c-5386049

    Jarome Iginla, Marian Hossa, Kevin Lowe among Hockey Hall of Fame inductees
    https://www.espn.com/olympics/hockey...hall-inductees

    Jarome Iginla, Marian Hossa Among Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees
    https://www.si.com/nhl/2020/06/24/ho...2020-inductees

    WELCOME TO THE CONFOUNDING COVID HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2020
    Chairman Lanny McDonald said, "sometimes it's about timing," when it comes to being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, but in reality it's all about the whims of 18 people who have no transparency or accountability
    https://thehockeynews.com/news/artic...-class-of-2020

    Hossa says he 'had a few years left' in NHL
    Forward elected to Hall of Fame stopped playing in 2017 because of skin condition
    https://www.nhl.com/news/hall-of-fam...hl/c-317261516

    Wilson, Lowe agree long wait for Hall of Fame election worth it
    Humble former defensemen describe call from McDonald as 'pleasant shock' and 'surreal'
    https://www.nhl.com/news/hockey-hall...we/c-317260936

    Hall of Fame Class of 2020
    https://www.nhl.com/video/hall-of-fa...0912/c-5386123

    2020 Hockey Hall of Fame Class Headlined by Jarome iginla
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV9NrN4qdSU

    Brian Burke Explains What Goes Into Voting Someone Into The Hockey Hall of Fame | Tim and Sid
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObErNegLlZc
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