Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, all NHL action has been suspended indefinitely. But that won’t stop the Hockey Players Club Podcast crew from talking hockey.
With COVID-19 taking the world by storm, to say this week was unusual would be the understatement of the century!
With NHL action suspended until further notice, players are allowed to go home but must self-quarantine.
Considering ice rinks and gyms are closed, it’ll be a challenge for NHL players to maintain their elite fitness levels. Trainers of several NHL players, Matt Nichol and Dan Noble provide their insight into how players can stay in shape, assuming the NHL will resume this year.
As of now, NHL players are spitballing a late-July return with the postseason starting in August.
Another proposal suggests no regular season with all 31 teams getting at least one playoff game…
It will be interesting to see how the season pans out and how it affects records, bonuses, awards, draft picks, etc.
Assuming the NHL season ends today, Jack Hughes has put up the worst 1st overall rookie season, statistically speaking, in 20+ years.
And shoutout to Landon Marleau for pulling off the perfectly fitting prank of a 13-year-old boy in 2020, changing Christina Marleau‘s (his mother and wife of Patrick Marleau) Google account to “DeezNutzz.” Hats off to you, Landon!
And Matt poses the question if you could spend two weeks in quarantine with any NHL player, current or former, who would you choose and why?
With no NHL action to predict, the HPC Weekly Picks is currently on hiatus. But don’t worry, as soon as NHL games are back, we’ll be giving free HPC gift cards…
WIN KYLE’S MONEY (103:40 of the Podcast):
Rules: Schwartz reads 7 hockey trivia questions to our challenging contestant and Kyle. Each has one minute to answer all 7 questions. Whoever provides the most correct answers in the shortest amount of time, wins. If Kyle fails to win, which has happened only once to date, his opponent wins a free HPC gift card.
Ole Miss Rebels center, Patrick Knott of Oxford, MS was Kyle’s challenger this week. Did he have what it takes to hand Kyle his second defeat of the season? Listen and find out 🙂
Think you can beat Kyle at Win Kyle’s Money? Shoot us an email to be a contestant.