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Positive COVID-19 tests are challenging everyone’s hopes for hockey

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Yves Belanger demonstrates wearing a mask and social distancing
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Keep Calm and Bergeron.

  • This bunch of Bruins are good picks to be Black Aces. Last Word on Hockey
  • Five questions for the Bruins as they near a return to action still include how well the former Anaheimers will integrate with the existing team. Boston Herald
  • Take a look back at a troika of Bruins who proved to be one hit wonders. Last Word on Hockey

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • He’s a lock for the Hall of Fame. Who will join Jarome Iginla in this year’s class? The Hockey News
  • News coverage is in the news. NESN won several 2020 New England Emmys with Bruins programming heavily represented. NESN
  • Here’s a compilation of NHLers working out as couples, deking past dogs, and showcasing their talented kids and trick shots. See how fans are entertaining themselves as they wait for hockey. Bonus- which goes into the bowl first, cereal or milk? (Video. 23:14) NHL

COVID-19, Stanley Cup Playoff structure in the news:

  • What changes did Phase 2 bring for NHL players? Yahoo Sports
  • The anticipated return to hockey has hit a snag- will some NHLers’ recent positive COVID-19 tests derail progress? Journal Pioneer
  • Oft embattled Steve Simmons’ report about Auston Matthews testing positive turned into its own interesting story. The Province
  • If you’re keeping track, here are some of the recent outbreaks in the NHL and other pro sports that cloud a potential return to action. CBS Boston
  • Six cities are still in the running as hubs- who is in and who is out? Bonus- a look at the time frame and constraints of Phases 3 & 4. 985 the Sports Hub