Quick Hits: The Dropping Out Edition
In Red Wings Land
Sweden has lost another world junior player because of a positive COVID-19 test: Red Wings prospect William Wallinder is now ruled out for the tournament.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) December 7, 2020
Some teams have already run into either players testing positive or “not available to participate.” Team USA dropped G Drew Commesso, D Alex Vlasic and F Robert Mastrosimone from its camp roster, replacing with G Logan Stein and D Tyler Kleven and Hunter Skinner.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) December 7, 2020
Wallinder and Mastrosimone will be two Wings prospects you won’t get to see at the WJC if the event still goes off as planned.
In better news, Joe Hicketts will have something to do!
BREAKING: The @ECHL has approved the opportunity for the Walleye to begin the 2020-21 season in February.— Toledo Walleye (@ToledoWalleye) December 7, 2020
Read more: https://t.co/RsaN0W3ZMY pic.twitter.com/XMmJOzaDYe
Around the NHL
Here's the bracket for our Greatest NHL Name of All-Time feature on ESPN+.— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) December 7, 2020
As mentioned: No nicknames, PG-13 (sorry, Clitsome fans) and we're looking for quintessential hockey-ness. 📖: https://t.co/ZBqOjzZh5O pic.twitter.com/fnJ9Q3HCPe
The article itself is behind ESPN’s paywall, but all the names are available in the pic (as long as you’re willing to click through and possibly zoom). The biggest missing name I could come up with is Darius Kaspairaitis, but the Modern International Region has the strongest contenders for me.