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Wake With Elias- July 13, 2020: Training Camps Open, Canadiens Quarantining Already And More

Just hours before the 24 playoff teams open their training camps, word breaks in Montreal of multiple infections of Canadiens players.

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As training camps get underway for the 24 teams involved in the NHL’s Return To Play, this is exactly the kind of news they were hoping to avoid. And for the Canadiens, the impact could go beyond the players who’ve tested positive:

They’re also going to go ahead without Karl Alzner, who’s opting out of the return:

And the Habs aren’t the only team stumbling over this obstacle into the first day of training camp:

Fortunately for the Penguins, it appears as though most of the players withheld are their black aces:

The Flyers are live streaming their sessions for their fans, something all teams should be taking the time to do, honestly:


The Canucks play-in round opponent are on the ice right now:

They also took the ‘interim’ tag off Dean Evason’s title, making it official for the former Kamloops Jr Oilers legend heading into the series against the Canucks:

As the Canucks hit the ice today, they can probably expect things to be status quo in terms of how Travis Green runs his camps:

Here’s who we’ll see on the ice for the Canucks on Day 1:

And while the actual games and whether or not they get played should be the primary focus at the moment, the Canucks still manage to find a way to divide the fanbase because there’s few teams better at it than they are:

It’s gonna be a long, hot summer.