It was three years ago today that the Edmonton Oilers advanced past the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the playoffs.
For the past couple of weeks, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about neutral sites like North Dakota being in play as a means of getting the NHL back up and running, but based on the latest article from Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, that idea appears to have reached the end of the road.
It’s been a brutal week for so many people on so many levels. As we remain hunkered down during this COVID-19 crisis, people across the country are losing their jobs, their businesses and their livelihoods. Worse still, their lives. This week, we’re reeling from the horrific and senseless slaughter in Nova Scotia.
Though a salary cap ceiling hasn’t been set for the 2020-21 season, logic indicates that it’ll remain flat for the next few years due to the revenue lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the off-season is going to be a lot more difficult for many teams than expected.
Another Wednesday in self-isolation is here, and that means a fresh opportunity for your ol’ pal Baggedmilk to jump on the air with the boys at The Locker Room to talk about what’s going on in the NHL and life while also trying to have a few laughs at the same time.
As time goes along, more and more events will unfortunately need to be cancelled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve already heard recently about the cancellation of Edmonton’s Fringe Festival and Folk Music Festival, and, in the coming days, we’re expected to hear the official cancellation of the Hlinka-Gretzky U18 Tournament.