Weatherby, a junior forward, and Bernard-Docker, a junior defenseman, dropped to one knee on the blue line during the U.S. anthem. The players, who are white, room together at North Dakota.
— Brad Elliott Schlossman (@SchlossmanGF) December 2, 2020
Weatherby, 22, is an Oregon native who was selected 102nd overall in the 2018 NHL draft by the San Jose Sharks. Bernard-Docker, 20, was born in Alberta, Canada, and was taken at No. 26 in the 2018 draft by the Ottawa Senators.
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Joe Thornton is off to play with Switzerland’s HC Davos, as he had done during the 2004-05 lockout, and again in 2012-13. (He met his wife there in ’04-05, children’s author Tabea Pfendsack.) Thornton is a free agent, so he can sign where he wants. Keeps him on his game if the 41-year-old does come back to the NHL.
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When it comes to iconic masks, it’s hard to think of anyone to fill the top spot but Gerry Cheevers. Widely credited with sparking the beginning of mask design with only a permanent marker, Cheevers’ black markings worked both as decoration and for intimidation.
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"This COVID virus just did so much damage into his lungs, he just couldn't keep responding, his body just couldn't keep up,'' Neil Sasakamoose said in the video. "When I talked to him, I asked him how he was feeling, if he was scared. He said, `I'm not scared, I'm ready to go, if I got to go, I'm going to go.'"
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"I think Coach is going to use me in a variety of ways, especially as a small-ball 5 and 4 sometimes," Durant said. "And bringing the ball up, too, so I've just got to be ready for anything."
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According to Durant, the Nets aren't placing an "emphasis" on playing center during small-ball lineups, with coach Steve Nash instead encouraging positionless basketball. On one possession, for example, Durant said that Kyrie Irving could be playing shooting guard, while Caris LeVert brings the ball upcourt.
With 30 teams in the NHL, each with at least two goaltenders on their roster and some wearing multiple masks in one season, the league has seen thousands upon thousands of masks throughout its long history. Ok, so goalies didn’t actually wear masks until the late 50’s when Jacques Plante became the first NHL netminder to wear one after being struck in the face with a puck and later returning to the game in the mask he had previously only worn for practice. Regardless, the number of unique mask designs that have graced NHL rinks is too high to count.
Even the goaltenders who then adopted the new form of protective gear didn’t think much about the appearance of them until the 1970’s when Gerry Cheevers began putting markings on his mask every time he was hit in the face, either with a puck or a skater’s stick. That all changed in 1974 when art student and former goalie Greg Harrison crafted a light blue mask for Penguins goalie Jim Rutherford, commonly viewed as the first instance of personal art on a mask and thus spawning a new artform. Harrison would go on to make masks for more than eighty percent of the league’s goaltenders in the 70’s, including the famed masks of Gilles Gratton, Brian Hayward and Wayne Stephenson, just to name a few.
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