New coach using NHL stoppage to study up on his Predators

John Hynes has only been head coach of the Nashville Predators since early January, so he's trying to make up for some lost time with the NHL paused for the coronavirus pandemic and also make sure they're ready whenever hockey resumes. A big part of that has been getting to know each of his Predators much, much better. “We've gone through every single player,” Hynes told reporters Monday.

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What Stanley Cup Playoffs could look like if NHL resumes

If the NHL goes directly to playoff hockey in the warmer months, it could leave some contenders out in the cold. The league may skip most if not all of the final 189 regular-season games that were put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. Teams had unequal amounts of games remaining when the season was frozen March 12, raising questions about how to determine who gets in.

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NHL playoff scenarios run the gamut of where, when and how

With the NHL playoffs, which were to begin Wednesday, on indefinite hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, anything and everything is on the table if Commissioner Gary Bettman’s objective to complete the season is to be realized. What the format will be, when play might realistically resume and whether the NHL might require games at neutral sites - how’s North Dakota sound? “Those are all fair questions but not ones that we have to resolve right away,” NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press by email, likening the situation for the league to a "a multi-faceted puzzle.”

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Column: Virus will make the timeline for sports, too

The unthinkable, at least for sports fans, already has happened. Presumably, the commissioners of this country’s major sports leagues already know that. If not, a brief review of what the chief medical officer of the NFL told Barry Wilner of The Associated Press is in order.

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Trump talks with US pro sports leaders to discuss virus

President Donald Trump talked to many U.S. pro sports leaders about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, saying he was looking forward to the resumption of competitions “as soon as we can.” “I want fans back in the arenas,” Trump said later in a briefing at the White House. A person with direct knowledge of the call said Trump believes the NFL season — scheduled to begin Sept. 10 — will start on time with fans in seats.

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