Now that the NHL is set to begin playing games this week we can move from a weekly open thread, to a daily links posting as we should have daily hockey news to share and discuss.
- John Chayka and Arizona Coyotes parted ways in what looks like a messy dispute. There are a few links for this one:
- Craig Morgan: [AZ Coyotes Insider]
- Elliotte Friedman update of the situation which mentions the Sabres in all of this. However, as the evening went on we discovered Buffalo was not the team eyeing Chayka [Sportsnet]
- Dougie Hamilton will be out “weeks” for the Hurricanes. A huge blow for their upcoming series against the New York Rangers [Blueshirt Banter].
- Teams started to arrive in their bubble cities to get acclimated for return to play. The Nashville Predators did something amazing for their players:
It appears the NHL dressed up players’ hotel rooms with family photos: pic.twitter.com/jEN3c8kaH2— Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) July 26, 2020
- Alison Lukan put together a really nice piece on the Columbus Blue Jackets penalty kill I recommend [1st Ohio Battery]
- Lastly, this is from last week, but I think a very informative and important read if you haven’t read it yet on racial bias in the NHL [Hockey Graphs].