Let’s go over some news and notes:
- The Wild have a lot of options when it comes to buying out players, but should Victor Rask, Devan Dubnyk and Greg Pateryn be excluded from that list? [Zone Coverage]
- No one knows what the future holds for Mikko Koivu. Not even he does. [Wild]
Off the trail...
- It’s always so awkward when a player breaks their stick. Would should a player to in that situation, particularly when they’re in the defensive zone? [The Athletic]
- Some sad news as the hockey world mourns the death of Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuck. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
- There’s no good way to segue out of that awful Hawerchuck news, so just look at this picture of Patrick Kane being sad and laugh at it.
"We never gave up. That's been our motto all year... Hung in there, fought. Had some great goaltending.— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) August 19, 2020
Feels weird to be done. It's tough to be done with the season, knowing that we're not going to be playing anymore."
–Patrick Kane. #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/vYC9VPbECv