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How Will NHL Officiating Be Impacted Without Fans In Attendance?

Believe it or not, NHL officials are human. Sometimes it’s hard to believe, but in the end, it’s true. They respond and react to social pressures in the same manner you and I do. Years of data have proven that … Continue reading

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Martin Fehervary Will Travel to Prague Next Week to Train With Jakub Vrana, Will Be Capitals 7th or 8th Defenseman When Play Resumes

Capitals top defensive prospect Martin Fehervary is preparing for the resumption of the 2019-2020 NHL season. In an interview with SME Sport on Friday, he confirmed he will be reporting to Washington as the seventh or eighth defenseman when players … Continue reading

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Canadian Cities Make Plea to Canadian Prime Minister to Relax Travel Restrictions For NHL’s Hub City Requirements

GOVERNMENT OF ALBERT PHOTO Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has asked Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau to relax coronavirus-related travel restrictions in order to bolster Edmonton’s chances of becoming an NHL hub city.

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Opening Odds for All First-Round Playoff Matchups

On Tuesday the NHL presented their initial framework for the return to play and their plan for completion of the 2019-2020 season. The top four teams from each conference (based on points percentage) will advance to the playoffs, while the … Continue reading

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Ilya Kovalchuk Is Feeling Good And Ready For A Run In Washington

While it was only seven games, Ilya Kovalchuk is feeling “it” in Washington. The Capitals trade-deadline acquisition is enjoying his time with the team, but even more important to the 37-year-old, at this stage of his career, he feels they … Continue reading

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2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Set With 24 Teams, Including 16-Team Play-In Round; Capitals Get Play-In Bye

Photo: NHL.com NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced on Tuesday that the 2019-20 regular-season is done and that the Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin with 24 teams, which he believes is the fairest format. He emphasized that health and safety of … Continue reading

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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to Make Formal Announcement at 4:30 PM ET on Return to Play Plan for 2019-20 NHL Season

Photo: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports NEW YORK (May 26, 2020) – National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman will make an announcement today at 4:30 p.m. ET regarding the Return to Play Plan for the 2019-20 NHL season.

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New York Governor Cuomo Announces Professional Sports Teams in the State Can Begin Training Camps

Photo: Hans Pennink New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said during a press conference at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh that as of Sunday, professional sports leagues can begin holding training camps in New York, as leagues work on their plans … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Releases Order Facilitating Return of Foreign Athletes To United States

Friday afternoon acting U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf signed an order that exempts certain foreign professional athletes who compete in professional sporting events organized by certain leagues, including their essential staff and their dependents, from proclamations barring … Continue reading

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How Many Fans Could Attend a Capitals Game With Social Distancing Rules In Place?

When the NHL re-fires the engines for the 2019-2020 season sometime later this summer, it will be inside of empty arenas. However, at some point down the road, fans will be allowed back, in some form or fashion, we just … Continue reading

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