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Wake With Elias: Pettersson stylin’ but the Wild ain’t even tryin’

The Canucks star centre is prepared to be flashy both on and off the ice.

Columbus Blue Jackets v Vancouver Canucks
Elias Pettersson #40 of the Vancouver Canucks walks to the Canucks dressing room before their NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Rogers Arena March 8, 2020 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images

We all look for silver linings when something as awful as a global health pandemic takes over.

One silver lining came about earlier this week when the NHL announced that they are loosening restrictions to the formal dress code before games.

This news was taken well by some players, including Elias Pettersson.

I think we’re all looking forward to see what kind of swagger Pettersson shows off the ice.

Also, this just in from practice, Pettersson’s slapper is “disgusting.”

Back to the all important topic of fashion though, the headliner for today’s Wake With Elias.

While Pettersson promises to put on a fashion show, the Wild are doing Wild things.

Wow, so original...

Okay, here’s the rest of the news and notes regarding the Canucks and the rest of the NHL.

  • Here are the lines from Canucks camp yesterday:

Probably not too much to glean from this, as Travis Green admitted that he may as well screw around a bit in the wake of this unusually lengthy training camp.

  • Micheal Ferland opened up about his health and his recovery from that concussion. [NHL]
  • Troy Stecher opens up about his father’s death. [Sportsnet]
  • Brock Boeser has been using a new curve on his stick, and he likes it. [The Province]
  • From around the NHL, Philadelphia Flyers goalie Carter Hart was the latest mystery player to leave the ice. He left a scrimmage after the first period and never returned. [NBC]
  • Max Domi has also decided to join the Canadiens. [Sportsnet]
  • Finally, and this is the best read of the day, @yolo_pinyato takes a look at the NHL’s race problem and it’s bias towards black and coloured players. A fantastic piece that uses statistics to talk about the NHL’s under-discussed race issue. [Hockey-Graphs]