Estimated 75% of NHL Players Don’t Want to Play

It seems like many people in and out of the NHL are counting their chicken before they hatch when it comes to taking for granted that there will be a season starting in July. Not so fast folks. Throughout all of this nonsense, there appears to be a few voices of reason who are starting to voice their opinion and question the way the NHL is going about it and that’s a good thing. You see, we’re not talking about the flu here, but COVID-19, a deadly pandemic which has no vaccine yet. While the odds of death amongst healthy athletes are somewhat minimal, fact is that nobody knows the long term effects this virus has on anyone who contracts it.

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4 Years Later: THE Trade Revisited

June 2016… a few days after the NHL Draft, a date when many of the NHL’s trades usually occur. Yet, there was a 20 minutes span that shocked the hockey world. While everyone was wondering if Steven Stamkos would sign with the Leafs or stay put in Tampa Bay, four other teams sent shockwaves throughout the league. First, reports came out of Edmonton to the effect that the Oilers had traded former first overall pick Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defenseman Adam Larsson. Minutes later, Sportsnet insider Nick Kypreos shocked the Twitter world by announcing that the Canadiens had traded P.K. Subban for Shea Weber. Not to be outdone, TSN insider Bob McKenzie soon after announced that Stamkos would stay with the Lightning.

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