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• A detailed, honestly a bit depressing look at how the cancellation of the ECHL season affects a player. Eric Engels captures the impact for Terrence Wallin, 27-year-old member of the Maine Mariners. (Sportsnet)
• Meanwhile, John Matisz dives into how European hockey pro players are dealing with the isolation and disruption caused by the coronavirus-related cancellations/delays. (The Score)
• The Anaheim Ducks paid ode to Jonas Hiller, who decided to retire at age 38. Hiller played seven of his nine NHL seasons with Anaheim, winning 162 games while generating a .916 save percentage during his time with the Ducks. After spending two bumpy seasons with the Flames, Hiller played in the Swiss League from 2016-17 through this season. Not a bad run, Jonas Hiller. (Anaheim Ducks)
• What if the NHL season wasn’t “paused?” Dom Luszczyszyn provides his day-by-day “What if?” look here. (The Athletic [sub required])
• The Rangers confirmed the K’Andre Miller signing. Blueshirt Banter points out a key that it’s set to begin in 2020-21. (Blueshirt Banter)
• Indispensable advanced stats site Evolving Hockey rolled out a player comparison tool recently, and took some requests in a Twitter thread that might cure a few minutes of boredom for you. (Evolving Hockey Twitter thread)
• Why AHL (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins) coach Mike Vellucci could be ready to coach in the NHL. (Sportsnet)