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Storm Advisory 7/10/20: NHL News, Daily Links and Roundup

A tentative calendar for the remainder of 2020, rankings galore as we head into training camps, and a peek inside a socially-distanced NHL weight room.

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Jamie Kellner

Return To Play Tentative Calendar

As Brian reported yesterday, the NHL and NHLPA have negotiated a framework around a new collective bargaining agreement along with guidelines for returning to play to finish the 2019-20 season. The agreement could be ratified as early as this weekend. We’ll certainly pass along any news as it breaks, but in the meantime, here’s a tentative timeline for the rest of the calendar year, as reported by the NHL Insiders at TSN.

July 13 - Training Camp begins for playoffs
July 24 - Teams travel to hub cities
July 25 - Exhibition games begin
July 30 - Qualification Round begins

Aug. 9 - First round of playoffs begin
Aug. 23 - Second round of playoffs begin

Sept. 6 - Conference Finals begin
Sept. 20 - Stanley Cup Final begins

Oct. 2 - Last possible date for a Stanley Cup Final game
Oct. 6 - NHL draft (must precede free agency)
Oct. 9 - Free agency begins (or seven days after Stanley Cup Final)

Nov. 17 - Training Camp begins for 2020-21 season
Dec. 1 - Opening night of 2020-21 season

In Other News

  • Take a peek into a socially-distanced NHL weight room:
  • The Hurricanes are counting down 10 top moments of the 2019-20 season. Here’s what you might have missed so far:

Number 10: The winningest goaltender in franchise history calls it a career.
Number 9: The franchise leader in points per game.
Number 8: Making a splash at the trade deadline.
Number 7: He’s not throwing away his shot.
Number 6: Accurate.

  • If you’re not Digging In with Tripp on the regular, you’re doing quarantine wrong. His latest podcast guests are Justin Williams and John Isner. [YouTube] [Buzzsprout]
  • Three more Canes have arrived back in the states (along with a couple of Flyers friends).
  • Speaking of Flyers ... They hate us ‘cause they ain’t us. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • In an unusual unveiling, Lindy Ruff has been named the new head coach of the New Jersey Devils. [] []
  • This summer’s playoffs are expected to be even more unpredictable than normal, and here are ten X-factors that will shape them. [ESPN]
  • This week’s Super 16 rankings covers the top left wings of the 24 teams in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. []
  • Heading into training camp, here are 10 under-the-radar rookies who could make an impact. []
  • And here I thought everyone raved about our press meals. But hey at least we’re not last! The sportswriters rank their favorite NHL rinks. [The Athletic $]
  • Honoring the legacy of Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave, as told by his wife Emily. Colby died from a colloid brain cyst on April 11. He was 25. [ESPN]
  • If you can endure 13 minutes of Steve Dangle, here’s a pretty interesting trade tree scenario. [SportsNet]
  • Have a great weekend, be safe, and wear a mask you knuckleheads.