Morning Skate: Inching forward
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What phase are we in?
Well folks, you made it through Monday. A bit of NHL news came out last night:
Effective tomorrow, the NHL will allow Phase 2 groups to be expanded to 12 players for on-ice sessions. Those had been limited to six skaters apiece since small-group workouts began in team facilities on June 8.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 22, 2020
Well then. Cases of COVID-19 continue to grow in many states in the country, but the league is undaunted. At least one player is feeling a bit more daunted (is that even a word?):
Yeah. Expect a lot more of this in the coming weeks.
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Discussion topic of the day
What’s your picks for “hub” cities? It came out yesterday that Columbus and Minneapolis-St. Paul were out of the running.
Canada seems to have a better handle on all of this stuff than the majority of the United States, so maybe just play the whole thing north of the border?