Last night with a heavy heart we learned of the passing of legendary Buffalo Sabres play-by-play announcer, Rick Jeanneret. Born in St. Catherines in 1942, Jeanneret called games for the Sabres for 51 years, including the absolutely unforgettable "MAY DAY" call, linked below.
The Toronto Maple Leafs also paid their respects to Bobby Baun with this tribute video.
From the Athletic is the story of the tragic death of a young London Knights player named Abakar Kazbekov, who passed away from suspected suicide outside a downtown London hotel last December. Link to the story and the free LFP news story is below.
I don't know much about Mathieu Schneider, but he's out of the NHLPA after 12 years.
William Villeneuve is 16th in our Top 25 Under 25.
Good. The fewer people like Toews in the NHL, the better.
Some professional women's hockey players in Europe have unionized.