Last week, it had seemed as though the NHL and NHLPA had sorted out the majority of the financial logistics and were on their way to agreeing on everything that needed to be agreed upon to have a partial NHL season. We’re getting some more updates on that, though they are delightfully vague.
NHL/NHLPA went non-stop all weekend and continue Monday going back and forth on season protocols, transition rules, critical dates. The hope is to have it wrapped up over the next few days to set up a vote on each side by end of week. But as we saw in June, these things can drag— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) December 14, 2020
So, basically, things might happen soon. Or they might not. Negotiations! In the meantime, we can do what we do whenever there isn’t hockey. Fights over which Maple Leafs prospects career will top out in the AHL is going to be more impressive.
From the Front Page
Brigs talks about Veeti Miettinen, sparking one of the earlier ‘you are ruining his career’ comments that we’ve seen in the T25U25, which is exciting. Katya chats about the Leafs who are going to the Wold Juniors, which unfortunately will not include Nick Robertson. Finally, Omar tries to figure out if Auston Matthews can one-up Ovi’s 65 goal year.
Around the NHL
Ryan Miller (not the goalie) named Blues Assistant General Manager
Johnston: NHL players flocking back to home cities to prepare for training camp
Which Maple Leafs Will Fall to the Kraken in the Expansion Draft
Let’s give a shout out to new NHL draft pick and Toronto resident Zayde Wisdom helping out his local community.
Flyers prospect Zayde Wisdom has just donated $5,000 to the Salvation Army in his Toronto neighbourhood of Weston.— Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) December 14, 2020
A text from his mom: “Zayde wanted to give to them first. This is just the beginning of paying it forward.” pic.twitter.com/BmjQ83sYX7
Finally, the most important YouTube video, possibly ever.