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AHL Cancels 2019-20 Season Due to Coronavirus | On the Forecheck
We can lament the lost Milwaukee season, but the truth is, the Admirals remain a development team for Nashville’s talent. We will continue to see solid talent suiting up in “Lake Michigan blue” and the Admirals have a truly exceptional future ahead of them. As someone who has watched every Admirals game this season, it’s evident that there’s tons of skill enjoying extra marinating in Milwaukee.

Around the League

Chara again adjusting leadership approach with Bruins during season pause
Chara is one of my favorite non-Preds. He's on a year-by-year contract and there's no telling when he will call it quits.

Wolf won't allow 6-foot height be obstacle for playing goalie in NHL
I look forward to watching Dustin Wolf develop. He's listed Nashville's Juuse Saros as an inspiration.

AP Source: Coyotes president Cohen no longer with team | Sportsnet.ca
The Arizona Coyotes have reportedly parted ways with president and CEO Ahron Cohen.

One off-season trade candidate for each of the NHL's 31 teams | Sportsnet.ca
Kyle Turris for Nashville is an easy answer. Might I suggest Jarred Tinordi for a bag of pucks?

NHL opens voting for 2019-20 Fan Choice Awards | Sportsnet.ca
Don't forget to vote for Pekka's goal and all things Nashville!

AHL can't afford to finish 2019-20 without fans, future up in the air | Sportsnet.ca
It's no secret that AHL revenue is gate-driven. Hopefully we can have a 2020-2021 AHL season at some point.

Charting the road return of rec hockey: 'I believe we've found a path back' | TheHockeyNews
As someone who wears a full bubble shield at all times, I'll just say to stay away from my bubble. There's ways to safely make things work...you just need buy-in from players, staffers, and family/friends/fans.

In NHL managerial world, there's no substitute for (playing) experience | TheHockeyNews
What do you think? Does an effective team manager require playing experience?

This season's best free agent might end up being Vancouver's Judd Brackett | TheHockeyNews
Good organizations need good scouts. With weird season postponements, cancellations, and delays, hockey scouting is a changing job market.

Return to play: how will NHL games look, sound and feel once they come back? | TheHockeyNews
It'll be weird, but we've been putting up with weird for nearly three months now. Just give us hockey, but give it to us in a way that allows folks to be safe, healthy, and without undue risk.

How does the AHL cancellation affect the NHL season going forward? | TheHockeyNews
I think Nashville will have a large complement of talented "black aces," but for guys who are AHL veterans and those without NHL contracts, it's probably a little disheartening.

NHL teams watching closely as AHL develops contingency plans for next season | TSN.ca
Is it possible to have NHL hockey without AHL hockey? Where do pro players go if they aren't on a NHL contract? Will clubs be able to have expanded rosters?

Yost: Which underachieving NHL teams could go on a run in expanded postseason? | TSN.ca
The extended break has not done anything except level the playing field. Injured players can rehab, players with rough seasons can mentally and physically reset, and there's the likelihood that teams will have expanded rosters with some AHL talent.