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Friday, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported some key dates being targeted for the NHL’s Return To Play plan, including the start of the 24-team playoff format. McKenzie said the new slated date for team training camps (Phase 3) is July 13. Teams would report to the hub cities (reportedly Edmonton and Toronto) on July 26 with games and …

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Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit for the PHT Morning Skate? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.com. Lafreniere, COVID-19 hockey concerns, and how Avs may benefit from a flat salary cap • Rank Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen …

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Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, and Patrick Sharp react to the reports that the NHL and NHLPA are nearing the completion of a massive agreement that would not only cover this year’s Return to Play protocols, but also serve as an extension to the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The guys discuss Edmonton and Toronto emerging as hub …

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What were you doing five months ago today? Watching the Super Bowl, of course. What was Jimmy Garoppolo doing? Nearly winning it. “You’re gonna be down, you’re gonna be hurt, but it’s supposed to.”@BrettFavre shares some advice with Jimmy Garoppolo after losing the Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/ENjuUIXglj — FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) February 4, 2020 And …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The title sponsor of the Washington Redskins’ stadium wants the NFL team to change its name. “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name,“ FedEx said in a statement Thursday. The company paid the team $205 million in 1999 for the naming rights to …

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Cam Newton’s contract with the New England Patriots has been a hot topic since he signed with the team earlier this week, and on Thursday, more details were released about the former MVP’s latest deal. In the 1-year deal for #Patriots QB Cam Newton, the team guaranteed him just $550K — on a $1.05M total base. …

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“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” will be performed live or played before “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to each NFL game during Week 1 and the league is considering putting names of victims of police brutality on helmet decals or jersey patches, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press. The person said the …

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Claude Julien knows there is a segment of the Montreal Canadiens fan base that would love to see their team lose to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the opening round of the NHL’s return to play tournament. Losing means the Habs would have a chance to win the first overall draft pick and in turn have …

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It’s pretty much official at this point as countless reports have the NHL settled on Edmonton and Toronto as the two hub cities when teams return to play at the end of the month. TSN Insider Bob McKenzie revealed on Thursday afternoon that Edmonton will also end up being the site for the conference finals …

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The clock is ticking for Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins. The 33-year-old Finnish netminder will be headed into the final year of his contract with the Bruins following this summer’s Return to Play playoffs, and he’ll be coming off a season that should make him a Vezina Trophy finalist for the second time in …

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