On Wednesday, United States celebrated Veterans Days. Unfortunately, this year sports leagues weren’t able to host special ceremonies before the games in order to pay tribute to everyone who served for United States and the teams and players were limited to share their messaged through social sites.
The Lightning’s anthem singer Sonya Bryson-Kirksey, as a person who served, expressed why this day is very important to her.
EVERY MILITARY VETERAN WHO HAS SERVED TO PROTECT US, THANK YOU!— Martin St.Louis (@mstlouis_26) November 11, 2020
Happy Veterans Day and thank you to all that have served pic.twitter.com/K05tdTkrvo— Amalie Arena (@AmalieArena) November 11, 2020
Nikita Kucherov finished third in the NHL Network’s top-20 wing list behind Artemi Panarin and David Pastrnak. Do we agree?
The Lightning’s seventh round pick from the 2019 NHL Entry Draft Mikhail Shalagin has been traded to Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg from Spartak Moskva in the KHL. So far Shalagin played with Khimik Voskresensk in the VHL, the second major hockey league in Russia, and recorded three goals in eight games. In Yekaterinburg he will join former Detroit Red Wings player Pavel Datsyuk and Alexei Vasilevskiy, the older brother of the Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy.
Raw Charge’s 2020 Top 25 Under 25 is starting today. Yesterday we’ve shared with you a list of players who just missed the cut this year [Raw Charge]
Chrona will most likely be engaged in a battle with Hugo Alnefelt and Amir Miftakhov over the next few seasons for the title of “ best future Lightning goaltender” (as well as a battle for the most times I have to look up how to spell a goaltender’s name). At this point he’s most likely a little behind the other two, but if he can follow up with another strong season with the Pioneers he might shake up the order a bit.
Around the League
Don Cherry had been fired one year ago. Happy anniversary.
A lot has happened since Don Cherry was fired one year ago today. Sportsnet actually did fans and Cherry a favor by letting him go. He would have been even more out of place, and irrelevant, in the hockey world now. My blog. https://t.co/1lksaDxSX4— Ken Campbell (@THNKenCampbell) November 11, 2020
Elliotte Friedman on what we know about the NHL’s Return to Play plan.
.@FriedgeHNIC on how crucial the next two weeks are as the #NHL works out its return, why the league is still aiming for a January 1st start date, the latest on hubs, and more.— Sportsnet 590 The FAN (@FAN590) November 11, 2020
Full chat with @JeffMarek, @StuMunrue & @jtbourne https://t.co/g8yCveDf05 pic.twitter.com/rqMLkHK46Y