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It’s the Monday edition of Links, News and Notes!

New York Rangers v Ottawa Senators - Game Two Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images

Enjoy another roundup of news about everyone except the Ottawa Senators!

  • Some tragic news to start: a car crash in BC has killed three teenage hockey players. I’d just like to add my voice to many around the hockey world in saying that I’m keeping these families in my thoughts.
  • As we draw closer to the start of the hockey season, teams and leagues are announcing their vaccination policies for people attending games. The OHL just published theirs, which says that all attendees will need to be fully vaccinated:
  • The Sens have not officially announced their own policy but, according to Bruce Garrioch, it’s likely that they will also require all guests at the arena to be fully vaccinated. So if you’re hoping to attend a game this season, make sure you get the vaccine first! You should get the vaccine either way, though, for the record.
  • The Women’s World Championship is now underway! I am once again going to direct readers to The Ice Garden, which continues to provide regular coverage of the tournament. The Victory Press also published a really good piece recently that both recapped the first two days of the tournament, and discussed a controversy that arose surrounding the broadcast.
  • One of the greatest goaltenders of my generation has announced his retirement: Henrik Lundqvist is hanging up his skates after 15 years in the NHL. Although he did technically sign with the Capitals last year, he has only ever played for the Rangers. I know I couldn’t resist a jab at him in the picture for this piece, but honestly, I have nothing but respect for this man and wish him all the best in retirement. He’s had a hell of a career. I’ll always be able to say that I once watched him in person during the playoffs. Just... don’t ask how that game turned out for him.