Chicago Bulls: Covid-19 outbreak sees NBA postpone games while NHL also affected (BBC)

BBC: Chicago Bulls: Covid-19 outbreak sees NBA postpone games while NHL also affected. “Two Chicago Bulls fixtures have been postponed over a Covid-19 outbreak, the first games called off in the NBA because of the virus this season. Games against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday and the Toronto Raptors on Thursday are off, the NBA said. The NBA postponed 31 games because of Covid-19 last season.”

SportsNet: Sharks’ Evander Kane clears waivers, return to game action still uncertain

SportsNet: Sharks’ Evander Kane clears waivers, return to game action still uncertain. “San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane cleared waivers on Monday, with the expectation now being that he will report to the organization’s AHL team, the San Jose Baracudas, though it is uncertain when he will be ready to play. The Sharks announced Kane had been placed on waivers Sunday, just before his 21-game suspension for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card ended. He was eligible to play Tuesday against the New Jersey Devils.”

NHL: Senators, National Hockey League postpone team’s next three games

NHL: Senators, National Hockey League postpone team’s next three games . “In conjunction with the National Hockey League and in light of evolving COVID-19-related health concerns, the Ottawa Senators announced today that the team’s games originally scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 18, against the Nashville Predators and for Saturday, Nov. 20, versus the New York Rangers at Canadian Tire Centre have been postponed. The team’s contest scheduled for tomorrow night at New Jersey has also been postponed. Rescheduled dates for each of the three games are to be determined.”

CNN: 18 members of Yale’s men’s ice hockey team test positive for Covid-19

CNN: 18 members of Yale’s men’s ice hockey team test positive for Covid-19. “Eighteen members of Yale University’s men’s hockey team have been instructed to isolate after testing positive for coronavirus. Collectively, the cluster raised the school’s Covid-19 alert status from green, which notes ‘lower risk’ to yellow, which signals ‘low to moderate risk of viral transmission.’”

Washington Post: The NHL moves north for its restart, shifting to Canada as U.S. struggles with pandemic

Washington Post: The NHL moves north for its restart, shifting to Canada as U.S. struggles with pandemic. “As the NHL tries to resume play and crown a Stanley Cup champion by early October, it is also shifting its operations to Canada. According to health experts, that might give the NHL the best shot among the North American professional sports leagues to complete the season.”

NBC News: 35 NHL players test positive, Nationals suspend camp as sports try to return amid coronavirus surge

NBC News: 35 NHL players test positive, Nationals suspend camp as sports try to return amid coronavirus surge. “The NHL has tested 396 players and 23 were positive, plus the league is aware of 12 other players who have separately tested positive since June 8, officials said. The league and players union on Sunday night agreed on protocols to start training camps and resume the season. Safety precautions include daily testing once games get under way for players, coaches and staff.”

How-To Geek: How to Stream U.S. Sports for Free Online

How-To Geek: How to Stream U.S. Sports for Free Online. “The wide world of sports has been mostly postponed for 2020 thanks to the coronavirus. As we all try to flatten the curve with social distancing, some of the most popular U.S. sports leagues are streaming both new and old games for free.” Very extensive, handy for those of you who are missing your sports.

Sports Photographer Crowdfunding the Digitizing of his Tampa Bay Lightning Collection

A sports photographer is holding a Kickstarter to crowdfund the digitizing of his Tampa Bay Lightning photography. From the page: “This is Jon Hayt and I would like to first introduce myself as I was the Team Photographer for the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Hockey Team that was formed in 1992 during the early 90’s expansion phase of the NHL. I was the team photographer from 1992 early 2000 and all of my photography was shot on Fujichrome 100 ISO color slide film shot under arena strobe lights set up in the catwalks of the various arenas and triggered from my camera to create beautiful high quality color images of the game and players…. I am estimating that there will be around 10,000 images scanned and ready for archiving. My goal is to place this archive with the Hockey Hall of Fame up in Toronto Canada so that it can […]

AdWeek: Hockey Fans Can Lace Up a New Facebook Messenger Bot From the NHL

AdWeek: Hockey Fans Can Lace Up a New Facebook Messenger Bot From the NHL. “The National Hockey League teamed up with chat engagement platform GameOn on a new Messenger bot that debuted just in time for the Stanley Cup Final. The NHL Chatbot gives hockey fans access to content including news updates, game previews, notifications, scoring alerts, schedules, standings and in-game highlights in both video and GIF form.”

New Web Site Provides Information on NHL Coaches

A new Web site is designed to provide information on the roles of NHL hockey coaches– and eventually, for coaches of other hockey leagues as well: http://behindthebenches.com . From the About page: “Up until now, there hasn’t been a convenient way to look up the specific roles and histories of NHL coaching staffs. Behind the Benches hopes to change that. We want our site to be a trustworthy resource for fans and members of the media who want to know more about coaches and what they do. Eventually, we plan to expand our data into leagues outside of the NHL, including the AHL, NCAA D-1, the CWHL, and the NWHL.”

PRWeb: GearGeek.Com Launches The First Online NHL Equipment Database (PRESS RELEASE)

PRWeb: GearGeek.Com Launches The First Online NHL Equipment Database (PRESS RELEASE). “Hockey players and fans are now able to search the world’s first comprehensive database of equipment and sticks used by active NHL players. Newly launched GearGeek.com catalogs the sticks, gloves, pants, skates and helmets used by each NHL player. Equipment data is updated daily so visitors to the site see the most current information.”