Sens Lore, the All-Canadian Division, and the finale of Battle of the Blades!
It’s the Monday edition of Links, News and Notes!
- Friend of the blog @SteveonSens has put together a Sens fandom wiki! It’s essentially a website for documenting every meme, inside joke, and notable moment in Sens fandom history. It’s also very much a work in progress, and is designed to be shaped by community contributions, so please do contribute to it! Even if you don’t want to edit any of the pages, you’ll have a great time clicking through.
- For subscribers to The Athletic, Hailey Salvian asks: how would an all-Canadian division affect the Senators? It’s definitely an interesting thing to think about, since I’m sure every fan of a Canadian team is looking at that division as an easy path to the playoffs. Looking forward to the 2021 season, the simple truth is that the Canadian teams don’t forecast to be all that strong. Still, Salvian points out that the Sens haven’t fared all that well against other Canadian teams, so it might be a little more difficult than we thought. It would definitely be fun, though!
- Is the Canadian division happening though? We still have no news about the start of the season. It’s not looking great. /
Ongoing contact and discussions between some NHL and NHLPA officials but no developments of note again today... this upcoming week looms large.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) November 28, 2020
- I know hockey feels pretty important right now, but I’d recommend reading this article on how much money the Alberta government put into the NHL during the playoffs, and also this piece about athletes being prioritized over nurses in getting COVID tests. I love sports, but this is not where our resources need to be going right now.
- One of my favourite hockey twitter accounts just launched an online store! Check out Not A Fan Store for some cool stickers and holiday cards.
- In light of some... choice tweets by a certain founder of the HDA, I’d recommend reading through this thread from the Black Girl Hockey club (which, yes, is mostly screenshots of an Instagram post. This is just how we do things on the internet these days, I guess)./
Just gonna leave this here. #GetUncomfortable— Black Girl Hockey Club (@BlackGirlHockey) November 30, 2020
(📸 @ soyouwanttotalkabout on Instagram) pic.twitter.com/HnpD1VeIpF
- Season 6 of Battle of the Blades ended on Thursday! It was a great season, and even if you didn’t watch it, I’d recommend watching the winning routine, from Meagan Duhamel and Wojtek Wolski. Just spectacular./