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.
Elias Pettersson on the lack of dress code: I hope we look like the NBA, I like to show off my personality and my style of clothing.— Faber (@ChrisFaber39) July 21, 2020
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.”
Pettersson just went bardown with a one timer on the first run through PP drills, and wired a slap shot off the post in the second run through. The velocity is just disgusting. #Canucks— Brendan Batchelor (@BatchHockey) July 21, 2020
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.
This couldn’t be more Minnesota Wild if it tried https://t.co/zWlkBpqYTF— The Morning Skate (@Morning_Skate) July 22, 2020
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:
Tuesday lines at #Canucks Camp:— Brendan Batchelor (@BatchHockey) July 21, 2020
Extras: Virtanen, Sutter, Eriksson pic.twitter.com/0Xcr849NGl
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.
Green on line changes: Just wanted to make a change today, shake it up a bit. Not very often you have a training camp with three weeks of the same line combinations. #Canucks— Sportsnet 650 (@Sportsnet650) July 21, 2020
- 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]