Sens’ Hot Play, Drouin’s Leave of Absence, Miller’s Retirement and More

Thursday’s edition of Links, News, and Notes

Let’s take a spin through the stories that are making headlines this week in hockey:

“The most important thing right now is ‘Jo’ taking care of what he needs to take care of,” Canadiens coach Dominique Ducharme said Wednesday. “When I heard his name this morning, I don’t think hockey, I think about the person.

“I’m not going to get into the details. All that I wish for him is that he does what he needs to do, that he takes care of his business. We are with him, we support him, his teammates support him. We’re a team and we’re going to remain a team.”

  • Melissa Burgess has a comprehensive review of the NWHL’s offseason over at the Victory Press. There’s some good news, the league is planning to double the salary cap for next year, and there’s bad news: with the league operating at a deficit last season, there are questions about how much players were paid. There’s a lot of momentum building for women’s hockey but the NWHL’s struggles sadly persist. Lots to unpack there.
  • Over at the Athletic, Sean Shapiro has a fun article on what, exactly, the players and coaches are looking at on their ubiquitous iPads ($). There are some neat charts, images, videos and frankly more stuff than I would have given the league credit for./

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