Quick Hits: The Losing Time Edition
In Red Wings Land
DeBrincat and Boqvist were just placed on the COVID-19 Protocol list.— Ben Pope (@BenPopeCST) January 25, 2021
No more info than that available, but that means they’ll miss some time regardless of test results. Huge blow for the Blackhawks.
Big mystery surrounding this one.
Around the NHL
NHL suspends John Chayka for rest of year after dispute with Coyotes - Sportsnet
At issue appeared to be whether the team allowed Chayka to pursue another opportunity. Friedman reported that about one month before the divorce, another NHL team reached out to the Coyotes asking for permission to speak to Chayka about a job. The request was initially denied but later permitted, and an offer Chayka couldn’t refuse was made. Friedman reported the Coyotes made it clear the titles “general manager” and/or “president of hockey operations” could not be involved, to prove that Chayka was not making a lateral move.
The Coyotes don’t say goodbye to anybody but Shane Doan peacefully it seems.