The NHL 2020-21 regular season will begin on Wednesday 13 January 2021. The 868-game regular season schedule will conclude on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The first match will be between Tampa Bay Lightning will face Chicago Blackhawks at Amalie Arena.
The other four games are: Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs and St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche. The North Division included only Canadian teams in its first seven seasons until the Boston Bruins became the first U.S.-based franchise.
Los Angeles and San Jose will clash in the same division for a 29th consecutive season since the Sharks entered the NHL. With the addition of Anaheim in 199394, the three-team California intrastate rivalry continues for a 27th straight campaign.
Arizona remains in the same division as the California trio for a 22nd consecutive season since 1998-99. The longest active run as division rivals among teams in the new Central Division belongs to Tampa Bay and Florida, who will play in the same grouping for a 27th consecutive season.
Chicago and Nashville are next in line with 22 straight campaigns, playing against each other in the Central Division for the Predators' entire history. Boston and Buffalo will be intradivisional opponents for a 50th consecutive season dating to 1970-71.
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The NHL is working on a return to the field in January. The plan would include a reduced timetable and the creation of regional divisions to overcome Canada's ongoing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines for visiting certain US states.
Excluding the creation of bubbles throughout the season. Covid problems also for the NBA, after three New York Knicks employees tested positive, the club decided to temporarily close the training center. The Knicks explained that the tests took place during a series of routine checkups.
All three employees had no symptoms and are currently in quarantine. The team's training center, located in Greenburgh, New York, will be sanitized. Roger Federer's congratulatory message to Roman Josi. Roger Federer is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of any era, if not the best one.
The Swiss Maestro is a fan of many other disciplines, having often paid homage to the best athletes in the world. The last who recived his praises was his countryman NHL player Roman Josi. Josi received several congratulatory messages from his teammates, family and friends during a mini-event at Bridgestone Arena, where Mayor John Cooper proclaimed September 23rd as Roman Josi Day.
The captain of the Nashville Predators was genuinely surprised by hearing the message from a legend like Federer. Josi, who was awarded the award for best defender of the season, thus became the first Swiss to achieve one of the most prestigious ice hockey renaissance.
Josi won the prestigious Norris Trophy for being the best defender of the NHL in the 2019-2020 season. Roman Josi is the captain of the NHL Nashville Predators and in the last season he showed great performances especially in defense that allowed him to win the illustrious Norris Trophy award.
The mayor of Nashville declared 09/23/2020 as the day dedicated to this well-known athlete and during the celebrations they sent Josi a video message from his idol, the tennis champion Roger Federer. The former world number 1 sent this video message with the following statements: "I am Roger Federer.
I wanted to congratulate Roman Josi on winning the Norris Trophy, the trophy that rewards the best defensive player in the NHL. I am a huge hockey fan and I wanted to send you my compliments from Switzerland. It is also a great satisfaction because you are the first Swiss to win this trophy.
" Roman Josi is a big fan of Roger Federer and in the video message Roger also defined himself as Roman's biggest fan: "I know Roman has been a big fan of mine for a long time, I've known him for 10 years.
Today I am your then big fan, I am very happy for you and proud for your work "Federer and Josi are two of the greatest sportsmen in the world in Switzerland. Roger is not the only tennis player who is passionate about ice hockey but also the Canadian Denis Shapovalov has repeatedly reminded him to follow this sport a lot.
Currently the 20-time Grand Slam winner is stopped due to injury and will remain stationary for the remainder of 2020. Roger's goal is to return to the Australian Open 2021 and aim for his two biggest goals, which is to try to win another.
Wimbledon and the Tokyo 2021 Olympics. Meanwhile, from 28 September to 11 October there will be the French Open 2020. An edition with many doubts due the Covid-19 global pandemic which is hitting Europe, especially France. There shoud be the presence of the crowd, despite the numbers are not still so cleare, because they talked about 1000 or 5000 people.
The main news of the Parisian Slam are, of course, the retractile-roof on the Philippe Chatrier court and the lights of the same court, in order to allow players to get the court also in the evening session.