Thursday LNN: David Perron Appeals Suspension, Capitals Potential Relocation and More

Thursday's Edition of the Links, News and Notes

Thursday LNN: David Perron Appeals Suspension, Capitals Potential Relocation and More
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  • We all saw the reckless cross-check David Perron committed against our very own Artem Zub and the ensuing 6-game suspension which many felt could have gone further. It seems however, the NHLPA doesn't care about player safety specifically when it comes to dangerous head shots and is sanding by Perron to appeal the suspension.
  • Ian Mendes penned some behind the scenes stories from Ottawa's annual holiday visit to Roger Neilson House.
  • Speaking of Mendes, this piece he put together summing up the embarrassing loss to the Hurricanes is certainly worth the read.
  • One more from Mendes, who is on an absolute heater of content this week, he takes a look at the NHL's discipline consistency problem, outlining three hits from behind over the week which resulted in three very different outcomes.
  • Could the Washington Capitals be relocating from their current arena? It seems like a move to Virginia could happen soon as the parent company of NBA’s Washington Wizards and NHL’s Washington Capitals have reached a tentative agreement with the governor of Virginia. More approvals need to happen before the move is finalized but it'll be interesting to see the impact of the move on the franchise.
  • Another sensible team with the reasonable move to fire their head coach after a less-than-stellar start. The St. Louis Blues have fired their Cup-winning head coach Craig Berube and replaced him with Drew Bannister on an interim basis. I think Berube is still a very good coach but sometimes, a coach runs his course with one team and a change is just needed. You know, like a familiar situation faced by a team we know and love all too well.
  • A research initiative in Nova Scotia is looking into the equality of area ice time booking and is aiming to make the process more fair for everyone.
  • The NHL elite will have a chance to compete for a $1M prize as the NHL All-Star continues to reinvent themselves and attract more engagement from players and fans alike.
  • While we agree that head coaches sometimes need to be replaced, we often forget how that impacts the relationships built with the organization. Mark Spector and Faizal Khamisa look at the "human side and impact" of replacing a coach.

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