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10:47 AM ET The NHL is now aiming for a mid-January start date with a 52- or 56-game schedule at best, sources confirmed to ESPN. The NHL’s initial target of Jan. 1 became unfeasible because of necessary time for training camp — plus extra time promised to the seven teams that did not make this
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5:09 PM ET Several NHL teams are exploring the possibility of playing some 2020-21 home games in outdoor venues and in front of fans if local COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings would allow for them, sources confirmed to ESPN on Thursday. The Boston Bruins confirmed they’re exploring home games at Fenway Park, which has hosted
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3:48 PM ET NHL commissioner Gary Bettman pushed back on the idea that owners have asked players to renegotiate the CBA that was signed five months ago, saying it is “unfortunate and inaccurate” how conversations with the NHLPA have been portrayed in the media. Speaking at the Sports Business Journal’s “Dealmakers in Sport” panel on
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5:00 PM ET University of North Dakota players Jasper Weatherby and Jacob Bernard-Docker took a knee during the national anthem before their game against Miami (OH) on Wednesday, in what is believed to be the first such demonstration against racial injustice during an NCAA Division I men’s hockey game. The game was held in an
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3:17 PM ET The expansion Seattle Kraken haven’t established a timeline for naming their first head coach, citing uncertainty regarding the 2020-21 NHL season. “No real rush on the timeline there,” general manager Ron Francis told ESPN on Tuesday. “We still don’t have an understanding of what the 2020-21 season is going to look like,
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9:26 AM ET Walk into any NHL locker room today and you’ll hear a cacophony of languages and accents from around the world. Rewind 50 years ago and the acoustics were much different. Take the 1970 Stanley Cup champions, the Boston Bruins. Their roster had more Canadians than a season of “Letterkenny,” with U.K. native
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5:35 PM ET Nick Wagoner Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered Rams for nine years for stlouisrams.com Previously covered University of Missouri football Member of Pro Football Writers of America Kyle Bonagura Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Pac-12. Joined ESPN in 2014. Attended Washington State University. SANTA CLARA, Calif. — For at least the next
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