We hope you’re all doing okay. We know things are pretty rough, and a lot of you are facing some pretty bleak hardships financially. Just know that we’re here for you, and together we’re going to get through this.
Yesterday the CHL and its member leagues announced the cancellations of their seasons and the Memorial Cup tournament:
The #CHL and regional leagues have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Playoffs and @CHLMemorialCup.— CanadianHockeyLeague (@CHLHockey) March 23, 2020
We look forward with hope that next season will provide new opportunity to celebrate and that the #MemorialCup may be presented.
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Not a surprise, really and it makes you wonder what the NHL is waiting for, exactly?
After Canada’s Olympic Committee took a stand yesterday, the IOC announced the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics will be postponed for one year:
And they’re not the only ones. Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and his family are helping feed kids in DC:
If you enjoyed Sunday night’s replay of the Canucks/Flames 1994 Game 7 classic, Sportsnet has another treat lined up for us as they will be showing Game 7 of the Canucks/Blackhawks from 2011 on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the NHL has just announced measures aimed at looking to avoid having to make layoffs:
The NHL is temporarily cutting league office employee salaries by 25% with the hope of preventing layoffs. pic.twitter.com/c3T7tu0kRc— TSN (@TSN_Sports) March 24, 2020
The Montreal Canadiens announced they’ll be laying off some employees today:
So let’s say we’re in a best case scenario, and the NHL returns for a playoff run in the summer: it’s not going to be easy to do, especially when it comes to ice quality:
And for all of you who have been loyal readers over the years (we thank you, for being amazing!), you know that I love me the heavy metal. COVID-19 has hit the metal community in a pretty big way:
Chuck Billy and wife Tiffany test positive for COVID-19, as do members of Testament's crew. https://t.co/2UUS4HZy9T— Metal Hammer (@MetalHammer) March 23, 2020
The band was touring Europe along with Exodus and Death Angel.
Stay safe, stay home and we’ll get through all this. Today instead of a poll question, we’re just going to ask you in the comments: What are you binge watching to pass the time right now?