*It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, in case you forgot. Enjoy your candies and flowers and such. Anyway, this sucks:
The Flyers now have 5 players on NHL's COVID protocol list:— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) February 11, 2021
Morgan Frost, Jakub Voracek, Claude Giroux, Justin Braun and Travis Sanheim.
Starting to think the Tahoe game is dead for us. We’ll see.
*Prior to yesterday evening’s updated protocol list, the team had a plan to return to practice in place. Remains to be seen if that will be feasible. [NBC Sports Philly]
*It sucks but they really do need to shut this all down, at least for a couple of weeks. It feels like we’re rolling quickly downhill toward a full-blown outbreak. [Inquirer]
*We’re now at the one-month mark for this season; which teams have surprised you so far? [USA Today]
*The NHL seems to have big plans for it’s statistical data going forward. Perhaps more of it will be made available, which would be fun. [ProHockeyTalk]
*Perhaps this will make the NHL’s data... actually match reality? It’s a problem a lot of people have observed anecdotally while looking back at games, but it appears to be a widespread issue. [TSN]
*A Canadian junior team is going to spend the season living in the arena. Which, quite frankly, sounds cool as heck. [ProHockeyTalk]
*Heading in to this weekend of love and romance or whatever, DGB brings us the NHL’s messiest breakups. [The Athletic]
*And finally, your weekly BSH Radio fix! We love you people, so please love us back. [BSH]