Quick Hits: The Sure Let’s Talk Hockey Today Edition

In Red Wings Land

Context - TeamAxFoundation.Org

Axl Quincey, our inspiration, was 11 months old when he was diagnosed with an ependymoma brain tumor. Axl’s tumor was not inherited. The tumor formed, by chance, from a single ependymal cell over producing.

Detroit Red Wings’ Bobby Ryan betting on Kansas City in Super Bowl, but rooting for Brady - Freep

“I just think Kansas City is too good, but it is really hard to bet against Tom Brady in anything,” Ryan said. “Ultimately, I am going to take the young gun in Patrick Mahomes.”

I have to let my heart decide today because I really like Mahomes but I’m not a fan of the local fandom while on the other hand I want to see Tom Brady fail, but him succeeding would make Bostonians sad and I’m very for that.

Around the NHL

The NHL’s pandemic game plan isn’t working this time — mistake after mistake with five teams on pause - Toronto Star

And hockey, at least according to a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, is ideally suited for the virus to spread. That study was published in October and looked at how one infected player who played a recreational game in Tampa affected eight teammates, five opponents and one rink staff member. In all, 13 of them ended up getting sick.

The conclusion: “The ice rink provides a venue that is likely well suited to COVID-19 transmission as an indoor environment where deep breathing occurs, and persons are in close proximity to one another.”