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  • Martin Hanzall 33 has retired.
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    • Chris Tierney signs with Ottawa.
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      • NHLPA and NHL negotiations may not go well.

        https://www.en24news.com/2020/10/nhl...otiations.html
        “Every man who has stepped foot on the moon launched from the Kennedy Space Center, in Florida. Yet, Florida has failed to figure out how to run an election properly — a task simpler than rocket science.”

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        • Some interesting new third jerseys from the Dallas Stars.

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          • Alex Galchenyuk (UFA) has signed with Ottawa for one year at $1.05M.

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            • The AHL is now targeting a start date of February 5, 2021.

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                • If this comes to pass, I'd like to congratulate the Coyotes on blowing their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th round draft picks in 2020, out of a combination of hockey incompetence, rule-breaking, and unencumbered nether-region shooting.

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                  • It's going to be a dark day around these boards, the Panthers are no longer the biggest joke in hockey.

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                    • And it is official.

                      https://www.nhl.com/coyotes/news/coy...er/c-319543540

                      GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the club has renounced the rights to Mitchell Miller. Miller was selected by the Coyotes in the fourth round (111th overall) of the 2020 NHL Draft.

                      "We have decided to renounce the rights to Mitchell Miller, effective immediately," said Coyotes' President & CEO Xavier Gutierrez. "Prior to selecting Mitchell in the NHL Draft, we were aware that a bullying incident took place in 2016. We do not condone this type of behavior but embraced this as a teachable moment to work with Mitchell to make him accountable for his actions and provide him with an opportunity to be a leader on anti-bullying and anti-racism efforts. We have learned more about the entire matter, and more importantly, the impact it has had on Isaiah and the Meyer-Crothers family. What we learned does not align with the core values and vision for our organization and leads to our decision to renounce our draft rights. On behalf of the Arizona Coyotes ownership and our entire organization, I would like to apologize to Isaiah and the Meyer-Crothers family. We are building a model franchise on and off the ice and will do the right thing for Isaiah and the Meyer-Crothers family, our fans and our partners. Mr. Miller is now a free agent and can pursue his dream of becoming an NHL player elsewhere."

                      "I fully support our decision to renounce Mitchell Miller's draft rights," said Coyotes' General Manager Bill Armstrong. "It was a unique situation for me not being able to participate in this year's Draft and we were going through a transition with our scouting department. Mitchell is a good hockey player, but we need to do the right thing as an organization and not just as a hockey team. I'd like to apologize to Isaiah and the Meyer-Crothers family for everything they have dealt with the past few months. I wish them all the best in the future."

                      The Coyotes top priority is to be a leader on diversity, inclusion and equity and the club will continue to work with numerous local organizations including Best Buddies, One Step Beyond and the American Special Hockey Association to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition, the Coyotes and the Arizona Coyotes Foundation will look to partner with local non-profit organizations fighting bullying and racism.

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                      • Originally posted by BurnTHalO View Post
                        It's going to be a dark day around these boards, the Panthers are no longer the biggest joke in hockey.
                        They still are.

                        Bill Armstrong was not allowed to have anything to do with the draft. So his hands are clean. He will be able to clean house and move forward.

                        as I understand it, their CEO practically lives in Tampa. Their management groups meets constantly with the Lightning on ways to improve the franchise.
                        Last edited by Donnie D; 10-29-2020, 03:02 PM.
                        “Every man who has stepped foot on the moon launched from the Kennedy Space Center, in Florida. Yet, Florida has failed to figure out how to run an election properly — a task simpler than rocket science.”

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                        • Stars goalie Ben Bishop and center Tyler Seguin are expected to miss at least two months of the NHL season if it starts Jan. 1 after each had surgery.
                          “Every man who has stepped foot on the moon launched from the Kennedy Space Center, in Florida. Yet, Florida has failed to figure out how to run an election properly — a task simpler than rocket science.”

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                            • In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, deputy commissioner Bill Daly cited Tampa’s advantages as the bevy of hotels near Amalie Arena that could host teams and the appeal to players of spending the winter months in Florida.

                              “In terms of the boxes that need to be checked and the things that we’re looking for, certainly Tampa is an attractive possibility on a host of levels, including the fact that I think players would enjoy Tampa as a base for operations as opposed to some other cities,” Daly said.

                              “Certainly, if we went that direction (for hub cities) — and I’m not suggesting that we’re going that direction — but if we end up deciding to go that direction, certainly Tampa would be strongly considered.”
                              Regular-season hubs wouldn’t be the locked-down bubbles of the postseason because the players don’t want to be isolated again for two or more months.

                              “What we’re kind of thinking about with modified hub cities as a potential would involve players and teams traveling in for a period of time, playing a schedule of games and returning home for some off time, some family time, some practice time before repeating,” Daly said.

                              “It would be a model … with as many safety precautions as we can build into that to keep people healthy.”
                              The league hasn’t settled on a regular-season format yet, but there have been talks about Amalie Arena serving as a host to open the 2020-21 season.

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                              • Bally's Sports Sun?
                                Sinclair Broadcasting has signed a deal to rename its 21 regional sports channels after casino operator Bally’s Corp. in a major bet on sport gambling, The Post has learned.

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