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The NHL season has been suspended- will we have to let it go?

Bruins Exhibition Games
Is this what hockey withdrawal looks like?
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No hockey for you!

  • And now a word from your captain- Zdeno Chara reminds you to think of the big picture. Providence Journal
  • There may be a silver lining to the current cloud for both the Bruins and Celtics . NBC Sports Boston
  • Crickets on Causeway? The suspension is an ominous reality for restauranteurs, publicans, hoteliers, and merchants. Boston Globe
  • Teams have been notified that they should block off July playoff dates. Cross your fingers. MassLive
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, the AHL has likewise suspended play. Providence Bruins

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins are atop the Atlantic Division NHL, the Eastern Conference NHL, and the NHL overall. The Blues trail by 6 points. The Lightning and Avalanche are tied and trail by 8 points. (Standings for the duration of the suspension of league play are static) NHL
  • David Pastrnak is tied at 47 with some Russian bum as the top NHL sniper, Brad Marchand is among the assists leaders, and both are among points leaders. For defensemen, Torey Krug remains among both points and assists leaders. On the netminding side, Tuukka Rask rules in GAA, is second only to Anton Khudobin in save percentage, and is now in a three-way tie for second place in shutouts. The NHL’s best backup, Jaroslav Halak, is still among the leaders in all but save percentage, where he languishes just outside the margin. (Standings for the duration of the suspension of league play are static) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Travis Yost riffs on what a 70 game season even means, if it comes to that. Hint- the frontrunners and bottom feeders are not in peril. TSN
  • About a century ago, a similar situation rocked the world and in 1919 no Stanley Cup was awarded. Sports Illustrated
  • Hockey fans are not alone in their feelings of loss. New York Times
  • To heck with the NHL season! WHAT ABOUT THE WORLD U18 AND 2020 NHL DRAFT??? The Hockey News
  • Paul Stewart is as disappointed as the rest of us at current events- not just the suspension of the NHL season, but also in an incident at a USA Hockey Midget game. HockeyBuzz
  • This could be the story of any of a number of former minor hockey players with “million dollar legs and ten cent hands” except for the happy ending. Pension Plan Puppets