Weatherby, a junior forward, and Bernard-Docker, a junior defenseman, dropped to one knee on the blue line during the U.S. anthem. The players, who are white, room together at North Dakota.
— Brad Elliott Schlossman (@SchlossmanGF) December 2, 2020
Weatherby, 22, is an Oregon native who was selected 102nd overall in the 2018 NHL draft by the San Jose Sharks. Bernard-Docker, 20, was born in Alberta, Canada, and was taken at No. 26 in the 2018 draft by the Ottawa Senators.
Ruff, who was hired July 9, has coached 19 seasons in the NHL. He is sixth all-time in wins (736) and seventh in games coached (1,493). He'll try to turn around a team that has made the Stanley Cup Playoffs once in the past eight seasons.
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Montreal lent Jesperi Kotkaniemi to Assat of the Finnish league. Kotkaniemi is under contract to the Canadiens, so NHL teams “lend” players to other teams.
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The cage’s bars are spaced wide enough to allow skaters a view of the action, yet close enough to deny sticks and pucks from injuring any part of a player’s face.
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"Andy has been really supportive and he has been good about trying to watch his show or trying to read while my sewing machine is going. It is not the quietest thing. He has been great about that," she said.
But with the expectation that we'll have an NHL season, there are opportunities for prospects to elbow their way into lineups. Because the flat salary cap is at a figure lower than pre-pandemic projections suggested, many teams are at or very near the cap ceiling. With the trade market frozen, teams can look within their own systems, using the low-dollar contracts of pipeline prospects to stay under the cap number.
Again, he worried about his future, to the point of hanging on to the past. Cole wasn't ready to retire at age 36. "I pouted a bit. I couldn't find a doctor that was willing to clear me to play," he told ESPN recently.