- In our next installment of the Minnesota Wild’s Top 25 Under 25, we have Matthew Boldy at No. 4. [Hockey Wilderness]
- Rookie sensation Kirill Kaprizov has finally touched down in Minnesota in preparation for the upcoming season.
Ready for the season to start , Nyc JFK @RussoHockey @KaprizovKirill #mnwild #NHL pic.twitter.com/3iH9pG9DXP— alex buzi (@gruzzzin) December 2, 2020
Off the trail...
- Something that you could have seen a mile away, if you were paying attention: the QMJHL will be shutting down their league for the entirety of December, after multiple outbreaks throughout the junior league. [The Hockey News]
- The Buffalo Sabres are in an interesting spot and will be a team to watch at the trade deadline next season, with both Taylor Hall and Eric Staal pending free agents. [ProHockeyTalk]
- Will rookie blueliner Alexander Romanov be as good as he is hyped up to be for the Montreal Canadiens this season? [NHL dot com]
- Allan Walsh, one of the top hockey agents in the game, recently tweeted out a giant thread about his personal worry of the NHL going against what the league and NHLPA agreed to do in the new CBA earlier this year. It’s worth a read.
There are so many flaws to this, I don’t know where to start. Does the NHL really think it can demand an additional $300M in concessions from players after negotiating the financial terms of the 20-21 season DURING the pandemic 4 months ago? 2/— Allan Walsh (@walsha) December 2, 2020
In reality, if the NHL cancels the 20-21 season because the Players won’t give another $300M in concessions, that is a LOCKOUT, which is expressly prohibited by CBA Art. 7.1 (b). 4/— Allan Walsh (@walsha) December 2, 2020
If the NHL lawyers are advising owners they have a winning case here, I suggest they go back to law school. Owners will be subjecting themselves to billions in potential damages if they falsely invoke Force Majeure to cancel the season. End— Allan Walsh (@walsha) December 2, 2020