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• Flames GM Brad Treliving says he expects new on an NHL return-to-play plan and about the 2020 draft some time next week. [Calgary Sun]
• Despite their record, Luc Robitaille says that the Kings would like to play out the rest of the regular season, if possible. [LA Times]
• Premier John Horgan on his meeting with Commissioner Bettman about Vancouver becoming a hub city for a potential NHL return: “I believe we’re in a good place to host, that’s why I contacted the commissioner. The Canucks have been working very co-operatively with my minister; we’ve heard from others around the league that have other ideas about perhaps having all of the games played in British Columbia.” [Sportsnet]
• P.K. Subban remains confident in his game: “In my opinion, I’m still one of the top defensemen in the League. When I’m in the biggest games, the biggest moments, I feel that I’m one of the players that teams would love to have on their team and that they can rely on, and that’s always been my game.” [NHL.com]
• Lawsuits aimed to halt the Islanders’ Belmont Arena project have been thrown out by a state Supreme Court justice. [Islanders Insight]
• How NHL teams are utilizing esports to keep fans engaged. [Forbes Sports]
• A look at the best and worst (Hello, Mooterus!) of the Dallas Stars’ jersey history. [Hockey by Design]