If all youth athletes wear masks, that also levels the playing field and eliminates any competitive advantage attached to not wearing a mask, said Dr. Elizabeth Ohlsen, staff physician with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.Winnipeg Jets
"It's an old meets new. It's an authenticity meets street. We're not designing new patterns. It's a remix, essentially, of the brands that represented that team or that city," Dan Near, senior director at Adidas hockey, told ESPN last week. "It's been an interesting journey. Pitching these ideas, getting the team alignment and eventually bringing them to the ice ... it feels like hockey is doing something big here, which is cool to be a part of."Ottawa Senators
Players on an AHL contract are eligible to be assigned to an ECHL team. The ECHL is scheduled to begin its regular season Dec. 11. For example, Syracuse of the AHL assigned four players on an AHL contract to Orlando of the ECHL on Monday. Those players will be in Orlando's training camp. Players on an NHL contract, even if they're expected to play in the AHL, are not eligible to be assigned to an ECHL team. It's possible that the NHL and NHL Players' Association could come to an agreement that allows players on an NHL contract to play in the ECHL. The AHL does not have authority regarding movement of players who are on an NHL contract.
In the modern era of mask art, we see goalies like Ben Scrivens and Michael Hutchinson sporting minimalist designs that are entirely focused around their team’s visual identity, but Dryden’s red and navy stripes pioneered this way of thinking about mask design. The stripes on his mask closely mimic those on the iconic Montreal jerseys, tying what was, at the time, an odd and new piece of protective equipment to the team’s uniform and visual identity.Montreal Canadiens
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.