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Friday Habs Headlines: The NHL responds to the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus is the dominant news of the hockey world.

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Around the league

  • ICYMI: The NHL has suspended operations in light of the coronavirus pandemic. [Sportsnet]
  • Suspending the season was the right call, says Pierre LeBrun. [The Athletic]
  • The next steps for the league remain unclear. [Sportsnet | The Athletic]
  • Health officials do not believe that it’s realistic that the NHL returns within a month. [TSN]
  • How will the coronavirus affect NHL scouting for the upcoming draft? [The Athletic]
  • In the event of a truncation of the regular season, what would a 70-game NHL season mean? [TSN]
  • The AHL and CHL have also suspended operations. [AHL | CHL]
  • The IIHF, having already canceled the Women’s and U-18 World Championships, are mulling over what to do about the Men’s Worlds. [Sportsnet]

Coronavirus and world sport

  • A comprehensive list of sporting events around the world affected by coronavirus. [TSN | The Athletic]