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Bettman speaks, and other things.

2020 NHL All-Star - Commissioner Gary Bettman Media Availability Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Bettman: 'We’re viewing all of our options' | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
Two links for this one--here's the whole Bettman thing, where he talks about whether the season will resume or won't resume and when and where and whether they'll do neutral-site games (and comes to no conclusion about any of them, obviously, since it's much too soon to say)...

Gary Bettman says finishing NHL regular season 'may not be possible' | Sportsnet.ca
...and here's the second, which gives the same Bettman summary but wraps up with Boston Bruins defender (!) Torey Krug pointing out that the NHL needs to not rush things and risk setting off another wave of the outbreak by packing a bunch of people into an arena. He's right.

Hayley Wickenheiser's call for PPE donations exceeding expectations | Sportsnet.ca
Some incredible work and good news here.

Oilers' Cave in coma after suffering brain bleed | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
This is awful news. Best wishes to him (and kudos to the ProHockeyTalk reporter for not repeating Spector's nonsense about how you can out-tough injuries).

A deep dive into penalty differential in the NWHL | The Ice Garden
Congrats to the Rivs on not being the team that spent all season in the penalty box! It's, uh, it's been a rough year for Buffalo. Yikes.

Straschnitzki on Humboldt anniversary: 'You just want to be there for your teammates' | Sportsnet.ca
I'd never thought about the logistics of trying to play sled hockey in a basement, but as long as it works for Straschnitzki these days, that's what matters.

Brian Burke, Mike O’Connell feud over claims about Joe Thornton trade talks | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
Remember, if you're going to fight, use long sticks so you can remain at least six feet apart at all times*

* This is not medical or legal advice and should not be taken as either. Or as advice at all. Don't hit people with sticks.