*Claude Giroux released a statement last night:
*Are weekends good anymore? Who knows. Anyway, our simulation of the 24-team playoffs concludes, with a winner crowned and awards bestowed. [BSH]
*Speaking of, there’s been a lot of talk about this year’s Cup coming with an asterisk, but is this Cup actually going to end up being the hardest one to win ever? [ProHockeyTalk]
*There’s also been lots of talk about rusty players and lost chemistry. But what if all this time off leads to more scoring? Is that good? [Sportsnet]
*It’s going to be weeks before we have an idea where these theoretical games are going to be played. Seems impossible for that decision to be made right now, given the state of things. [ProHockeyTalk]
*Are you even excited about this? We asked at SB Nation. But that was a week ago, so... [Matchsticks & Gasoline]
*And finally, we’ve got a new BSH Radio. We get to the hockey, but we start with the stuff going on, because it’s impossible to pretend it isn’t happening. This isn’t a lot of links today. I’m sorry about it, but there’s just not a lot of sports to be had. Hope you’re all well; have a good convo today — talk about Linus Hogberg or where Ghost fits in the lineup for the ‘yoffs or how many games you think Brian Elliott will get to warm up. All the good stuff.