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NHL return-to-play timeline, testing plans, bubble life details

Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter. Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. It has been 116 days since the NHL hit the pause button on the 2019-20 season because of the coronavirus pandemic. As the cancellations and postponements around the world of sports continue, there also have been continuous nuggets of new information regarding the potential resumption of […]

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2020 NHL playoffs guide: Stanley Cup chances, biggest roster questions, bold predictions for all 24 teams

Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter. Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The NHL is set to return from the monthslong pause due to the coronavirus pandemic. The postseason will be played out with a 24-team format, with 12 teams from the Eastern Conference skating in Toronto and their Western Conference counterparts heading to Edmonton, Alberta. Some have […]

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Amazon gives Seattle NHL arena new name: Climate Pledge Arena

Your Amazon Prime dollars are hard at work. Amazon bought the sponsorship for long-standing KeyArena on Thursday, and is giving the reconstructed arena a new name. Impending fans of the newly christened Seattle NHL franchise will call Climate Pledge Arena their home, per Amazon head man Jeff Bezos.  View this post on Instagram I’m excited to announce that Amazon has bought […]

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NHL, NHLPA reach agreement on playoff format

Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter. The NHL and NHL Players’ Association have agreed that the qualifying round of the 24-team tournament will be best-of-five series and all four playoff rounds will be best-of-seven series, the NHL announced Thursday. The sides also determined that the tournament will not be bracketed but will be reseeded after every round. These are […]

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Weekes: NHL needs to get real about inequality

Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter. Retired NHL goaltender Kevin Weekes has a piece of advice for hockey teams looking to address racial inequality in the sport: start being real. “I want to see people be real,” said Weekes, the lead analyst at NHL Network and an 11-year NHL veteran, on the ESPN on Ice podcast this week. “You’re […]

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Capitals goalie Braden Holtby expresses hope that protests can build bridge over America’s racial divide

It’s not clear why Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby declared that he “couldn’t find the words to say” about what he felt regarding the movement around the United States activated by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. Because the short essay he presented Wednesday on Twitter sent a clear message about longstanding injustice. Holtby, a Canada native […]

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