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Self-Isolate With Elias: Thursday, March 26, 2020

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Bauer steps up, the NHL makes some postponements, and how not to social distance, NYC edition.

New York Islanders v Vancouver Canucks

Hello, friends. Hope your Thursday is going well. We’re going to try and keep you up to date as always, and give you a place to hang out (because working from home doesn’t mean you don’t need distractions).

You might have seen yesterday that some companies are starting to repurpose their manufacturing facilities to produce much needed medical supplies. Bauer, makers of skates, helmets and other hockey gear is one of them.

The NHL’s chief medical officer provided an update today:

And yesterday, it announced the postponement of the 2020 Entry Draft, Scouting Combine and Awards:

And with the postponement comes the possibility that they will have to conduct the draft via phone. Last time that happened, the Sabres did this:

Meanwhile, another big sporting event is being altered:

This was an interesting reminder of what the Canucks were up against in their battle to make it to the playoffs for the first time in 5 seasons:

Just think of all the injuries avoided!

The Province took a look at the economic toll this could all have on teams and even leagues as things continue in shutdown:

And finally, while technically this IS social distancing, don’t do this: