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Wednesday’s FTB: Pretending to play hockey

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Even the news is imaginary now.

Tampa Bay Lightning v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

The players are having an imaginary hockey tournament starting tomorrow, the TV networks are airing old games, and Insider Trading is all about imaginary future playing scenarios. There’s not much real left in hockey.

Since yesterday (give or take) this is what made news:

Our Stuff

NHL extends transfer agreements, continues to contingency plan for a return to play - Pension Plan Puppets
Everyone is rediscovering the old adage about where the devil lives. (It’s not the Prudential Center).

2020 NHL Draft: Looking at 7 potential steals in the OHL for the Leafs to pick - Pension Plan Puppets
Can the Leafs find another Nick Robertson who will fall in their laps?

Other News

NHL Player Gaming Challenge set to begin April 30
In coordination with ESL Gaming, the National Hockey League (NHL) today announced the first-ever NHL Player Gaming Challenge™ presented by Honda - the NHL's Official Automotive Partner - featuring NHL players representing all 31 Clubs.

CFL began process of requesting federal assistance on April 2 - Sportsnet.ca
While the Canadian Football League went public Tuesday about its request for up to $150 million from Ottawa, the CFL actually began the process of getting federal government funding back on April 2.

NWHL Draft

Pride acquire 1st overall pick in 2020 NWHL Draft from Toronto - The Ice Garden
The Pride land the top pick in tonight’s draft

2020 NWHL Draft: Pride select BU alumna Sammy Davis 1st overall - The Ice Garden
Earlier today, the Boston Pride acquired the first overall pick of the 2020 NWHL Draft from the Toronto Furies. With that pick, the Pride selected Boston University star forward Sammy Davis. The...

Happy Wednesday, everyone, and enjoy the mailbag which will be posted today.