PopMuse: Hockey http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ QB Burrow: 'Black community needs our help' https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/29242061/bengals-joe-burrow-dolphins-brian-flores-reaction-george-floyd-killing https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/29242061/bengals-joe-burrow-dolphins-brian-flores-reaction-george-floyd-killing Sat, 30 May 2020 08:42:05 UTC www.espn.com - NHL Prominent sports figures continued to comment about George Floyd, who died while in police custody Monday in Minneapolis. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Massachusetts pro teams can reopen facilities https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29242213/massachusetts-pro-teams-reopen-practice-facilities-governor-says https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29242213/massachusetts-pro-teams-reopen-practice-facilities-governor-says Fri, 29 May 2020 21:59:23 UTC www.espn.com - NHL Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says Boston pro teams' reopening of their practice facilities next week must be done in accordance with the health and safety rules that each of the leagues is developing. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Rod Brind'Amour's take on the NHL's playoff format, empty arena games and his training camp plan https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29235317/rod-brindamour-take-nhl-playoff-format-empty-arena-games-training-camp-plan https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29235317/rod-brindamour-take-nhl-playoff-format-empty-arena-games-training-camp-plan Fri, 29 May 2020 15:46:58 UTC www.espn.com - NHL The Hurricanes coach checks in on the next steps after the NHL approved a plan to restart the season (at some point). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Hurricanes extend PNC Arena lease for 5 years https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29236793/hurricanes-agree-pnc-arena-lease-extension-july-2029 https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29236793/hurricanes-agree-pnc-arena-lease-extension-july-2029 Thu, 28 May 2020 23:56:58 UTC www.espn.com - NHL The Carolina Hurricanes have reached a five-year lease extension to remain in PNC Arena through July 2029. The Hurricanes have played in the arena since its 1999 opening. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Sabres' Eichel 'fed up' as playoff drought extends https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29236005/jack-eichel-fed-losing-buffalo-sabres-playoff-drought-hits-nine-years https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29236005/jack-eichel-fed-losing-buffalo-sabres-playoff-drought-hits-nine-years Thu, 28 May 2020 20:58:21 UTC www.espn.com - NHL Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel said he's "fed up" with the franchise's futility after the team's ninth straight season without a playoff berth, which covers the entirety of the 23-year-old star's career. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Ovechkin, Pastrnak among season award winners https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29235580/alex-ovechkin-david-pastrnak-season-award-winners https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29235580/alex-ovechkin-david-pastrnak-season-award-winners Thu, 28 May 2020 20:45:51 UTC www.espn.com - NHL Since the NHL is planning to go straight to the playoffs, it's handing out a handful of trophies for the regular season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ How USA Hockey hopes to bring kids back to the ice after the pandemic https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29229793/how-usa-hockey-hopes-bring-kids-back-ice-pandemic https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29229793/how-usa-hockey-hopes-bring-kids-back-ice-pandemic Thu, 28 May 2020 17:58:06 UTC www.espn.com - NHL Is the organization better set up than it was during the previous dips due to NHL lockouts? Executive director Pat Kelleher highlights the plan for safely getting kids back into the game. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ How the 2020 NHL playoffs can be the greatest ever https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29232353/how-2020-nhl-playoffs-greatest-ever https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29232353/how-2020-nhl-playoffs-greatest-ever Thu, 28 May 2020 17:27:15 UTC www.espn.com - NHL While much uncertainty remains as to whether play can actually resume, there are five specific ways the league can maximize the fun should a playoff tournament happen. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ NHL playoff talk from the Edge: WWE superstar offers takes on format, Maple Leafs' chances https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29232203/nhl-playoff-talk-edge-wwe-superstar-offers-takes-format-maple-leafs-chances https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29232203/nhl-playoff-talk-edge-wwe-superstar-offers-takes-format-maple-leafs-chances Thu, 28 May 2020 13:25:21 UTC www.espn.com - NHL We check in with Ontario native Edge (nee Adam Copeland) after the NHL announced its return-to-play format. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ The NHL's bloated playoff proposal is a bid for normalcy that's anything but https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/may/28/nhl-stanley-cup-playoff-postseason-proposal https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/may/28/nhl-stanley-cup-playoff-postseason-proposal Thu, 28 May 2020 09:00:26 UTC Dave Caldwell at NHL | The Guardian Gary Bettman has announced plans to complete the NHL’s coronavirus-interrupted season with an expanded 24-team postseason, but one question persists: Why bother?Sites, dates and times are to be determined, but the National Hockey League is planning to complete its coronavirus-interrupted 2019-20 season at some point this summer with its best aspect by far, the Stanley Cup playoffs.OK, fine. 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