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What you need to know about COVID-19: September 18, 2020
JONES: Edmonton getting double dose of bubble hockey before world juniors make a return
JONES: No rest-vs.-rust debate for Dallas Stars while waiting on Stanley Cup opponent
JONES: Quarantined Stanley Cup has had its fair share of fun in Edmonton
JONES: Underdog Stars the sentimental favourites in Stanley Cup finals
JONES: Edmonton Riverhawks offering more prospects than the Prospects
JONES: Those behind the scenes experiencing historic moment in Edmonton hub
JONES: Father-son duo the backbone of busy ice during NHL playoffs
It seems like every night there’s been a great story produced on the ice in this unique edition of the Stanley Cup playoffs. But maybe one of the best stories of all involves the ice itself. Dan Craig and son Mike returned to where it all began ...
JONES: NHL deputy commissioner not shying away from Daly grind of hub city
Bill Daly is the NHL’s second banana, best known as the guy who held up the gold card with the Oilers logo at the NHL Draft Lottery that resulted in Connor McDavid coming to Edmonton. He’s also known as the guy who presents the trophies at the ...
JONES: Deck stacked against Vegas when it comes to Ex-Oiler Factor
With one virus already to deal with, it’s a good thing hockey doesn’t also have another one here this year like the one baseball had to contend with for decades. I speak of the Ex-Cub Factor. However, there is an Ex-Oiler Factor. There’s ...
Harvick wins playoff opener at Darlington
EditorsNote: Adds quotes, details. Write thru Kevin Harvick has won a lot of races by being just plain good. On Saturday night, he got a victory by being a little bit lucky. The Stewart-Haas driver was running third and well off the lead in the Cook ...
JONES: Moving day for NHL as Edmonton becomes lone Hub City
Hurry up and dial it up again. It’s a Stanley Cup playoffs on speed dial. No waiting. No celebrating. The Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights punched their tickets to the Western Conference final series Friday with Game 7 wins and have ...
JONES: Hub City hockey proving to be NHL playoffs 'on steroids'
Back when this all began, there was the voice of Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice upon arriving in the Edmonton bubble to make an emphatic pronouncement. “There’s a chance this could be playoff hockey on steroids. There’s a chance this ...
JONES: Avalanche hoping Cinderella story doesn't end in abrupt final chapter
Win, and Michael Hutchinson will become one of those zero-to-hero Stanley Cup stories for the ages. Lose, and … well, he’ll likely end up as a largely forgotten footnote with a whale of a story to tell his grandchildren. For Nathan MacKinnon, ...
JONES: NHL playoffs a grind, but not grating on Sportsnet broadcast crew
Not so suddenly, it’s September. As the NHL’s 24-team Stanley Cup Playoffs whittles down to the final four to proceed to Edmonton’s Hub City to complete in the coronavirus pandemic edition of the annual hockey showcase, the monster month of ...
JONES: IIHF considering back-to-back world junior championships in Edmonton, Red Deer
After 53 games of behind closed doors, no-fans-in-the-stands, two-or-three-games-a-day August-September coronavirus pandemic Stanley Cup hockey with perhaps 20 more to come, are you ready for more in December and January? Brace yourselves, ...
JONES: Four teams on the brink of elimination in Stanley Cup Playoffs
The NHL statistical crew always keeps the historical data locked and loaded and ready to fire into the air in situations like this. On the weekend after first firing out the fatal fact Saturday, the talented team of tabulators sent the ...