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Friday Habs Headlines: Jayden Struble’s message is carrying

In today’s links, Jayden Struble talks about the discussions he is having at home, with his team, and with the public, the sporting world ponders what to do next, and the NHL and NHLPA continue to work towards a concrete playoff format.

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George Floyd, race relations, and the hockey world

  • Jayden Struble wants to make a difference when it comes to race relations. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • Arpon Basu reflects on what it means to be a person of colour as he addresses Jack Han’s comments about Ryan Poehling and whether the Habs should field a weaker team for draft purposes. [The Athletic]
  • The GTHL isn’t releasing its data on penalties called for discriminatory slurs. [TSN]
  • NHL 20’s online community also has a racist problem, and EA needs to step up and do something about it. [Faceoff Circle]
  • P.K. Subban and the NHL have combined to donate $100,000 to a fund for George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter, Gianna. [CBC]
  • “[Racism] won’t stop overnight,” says Willie O’Ree. [Sportsnet]
  • Ten days after George Floyd’s death, the sporting world ponders what to do next. [The Athletic]

The 2020 NHL playoffs and other hockey news

  • Summer hockey might be a thing for the near — or far — future. [The Athletic]
  • A Pittsburgh Penguins player has tested positive for Covid-19 but is “recovered.” [TSN]
  • The NHL playoffs will re-seed after every round, and the play-in is confirmed to be a best-of-five. [Sportsnet]
  • The NHL and NHLPA are hard at work on a CBA extension. [31 Thoughts]
  • The Ottawa Senators Foundation will end its association with the hockey club next month. [TSN]
  • The Senators released a statement on the matter.