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Off The Forecheck: Shaun’s College Stories, Volume 1 – The Time I Crossed Yo-Yo Ma | On the Forecheck
Shaun regales us with his tale of making a famous cellist angry – because this “offseason” is unforgiving and we need whatever we can get.

Hockey is For Everyone

Metropolitan Riveters re-sign Kendall Cornine for 2020-21 NWHL season | The Ice Garden
She is the first player to sign for season six.

Clarkson’s Élizabeth Giguère named 2020 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner |The Ice Garden
Giguère is the second-straight Golden Knight to win the Patty Kaz

Analytics Chat

Model Description: Expected Goals Fabric
Micah Blake McCurdy announced a new Expected Goals model that includes shooting talent and goalie influence.  I’ll be working through the data and will report if I see any large discrepancies between what we see for Preds players in other models and this one

Alison Lukan tweets support for the hockey community for data viz and content

Around the League

Colorado Avalanche player tests positive for COVID-19; has recovered | TSN.ca
I’m very thankful teams have not revealed players’ names in these cases.  Privacy is still a thing.

Anaheim Ducks sign top prospect Trevor Zegras to Entry Level Contract | Anaheim Calling
Many consider Zegras to be the next elite talent in the Anaheim organization – the kid is pretty good.

Florida Panthers announce that full-time employees will remain employed | Emily Kaplan

Connor McDavid says NHL ‘can’t just step into the playoffs’ | TSN.ca
“I don’t think we can just step into the playoffs,” McDavid said in a video conference call with three other Pacific Division players on Friday. “Game 1, it’s Calgary coming to Edmonton and guys are running around trying to kill each other that haven’t played for two months.

Perunovich agrees to entry level contract with Blues | St Louis Blues
The St. Louis Blues have agreed to an entry-level contract with defenseman Scott Perunovich.

How NHL Pacific Division stars are handling shelter-in-place | Fear The Fin
Sharks Captain Logan Couture is among the Pacific Division players to participate in a conference call.

TSN 1200 colour analyst Gord Wilson confirms COVID-19 diagnosis | Ottawa Sun
The news didn’t catch Gord Wilson by surprise.After being tested for COVID-19 last week, the legendary colour analyst on TSN 1200’s Ottawa Senators’ broadcaster got a call from Ottawa Public Health Friday to confirm he has the novel coronavirus.

GM’s ‘very concerned’ about allegations against Coyotes getting resolved | TSN
Earlier in the season, Darren Dreger reported that the Coyotes were under investigation for illegally fitness testing draft-eligible players. With everything else the NHL is having to deal with, how concerned are the GMs that this matter will be resolved? What kind of punishment could Arizona be facing?

Song(s) of the Day

A cool jam by musician and animator Louie Zong – a whole jazz EP for free.  I’m a big fan of everything he makes (He has been an animator on the kid’s show We Bare Bears, and does amazing animatics for the podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me as well).  Follow him on Twitter at @everydaylouie

Talking Points