Of course he’s hurt, but it’s been a couple months since the season and they wait this long to have it?I don't think they're willingly sitting their best player for the season just to circumvent the cap, but a simple "your playoff game day roster must be cap compliant" rule would seem to be a fair way of handling these situations, rare as they are.
Surgery might've been a last resort. Maybe he decided to try rest and other treatments before surgery? I don't know. It's convenient for them but I also don't think they sat around a room and decided the best way out of cap hell was having their best player miss the entire season.Of course he’s hurt, but it’s been a couple months since the season and they wait this long to have it?
Wait they announced a return to play and a schedule without getting approval from the provincial governments? Seems unlikely that they would overlook that.@DarrenDreger
Sources say the 5 provinces have requested additional testing procedures, or have asked the NHL to consider a “bubble” model. If bubble isn’t an option for NHL, sources say a delay to start of season has also been suggested. The NHL is working on a response. Ongoing discussions.
It sounds to me like the provincial authorities are moving the goalposts a little bit. The bubble option is a non-starter for the players. If that’s what the provincial governments wanted from the beginning, they definitely weren’t communicating that to the league and PA, because it wouldn’t have gotten this far. Players also don’t want their families to have to test everyday. The compromise here is test the players everyday, but the owners probably don’t want to pay for it, and there’s the snag.does seem weird but NHL?
He tweeted this this afternoon:
The NHL could have an answer from the 5 provinces involved in league discussions later today. Sources say provincial reps met on Monday and again this morning and are expected to respond the NHL/NHLPA as a group which is viewed as encouraging by some clubs.
I don’t think so. I’ve said it before, but he’s not a great fit for the Bruins. He’s lousy defensively and not really a needle mover at 5x5. When given a ton of time on the PP, he’ll produce (35 of his 59 points last year were on the PP) but the Bruins don’t really have space on the top PP to maximize his value.I wonder if the Bruins were ever in on Hoffman, or if he would’ve been an option if they had traded DeBrusk?
I’m guessing that this is going to be addressed in the next CBA.
We'll see. There doesn't seem to be much hand wringing over it on either side. There were some small reports that teams were unhappy with Tampa but there doesn't seem to be a huge outcry. On the owners side, the larger market/deep pocket teams get to use their financial strength for a competitive advantage (Tampa, Toronto, Chicago) while small market/struggling teams can use it to help reach the floor (Arizona, Ottawa, Florida). It creates more jobs and money for the players so they don't really care either.I’m guessing that this is going to be addressed in the next CBA.
Holy shit this sounds absolutely terrifying. Really pulling for the surgery to go as well as possible.