Ramblings: Klingberg Requests Trade? Frk, Byram, Skjei (Jan 8)

Ian Gooding

2022-01-08

Another day, another two postponements. This time it's the Canucks and Senators tonight (Saturday). Both teams will now be without any games this week. Next Saturday's Senators/Jets game in Winnipeg has also been postponed. Up until Monday's still-scheduled game in Edmonton, the Senators will have played once in 23 days. That's not easy if you roster the likes of Brady Tkachuk, Drake Batherson, Josh Norris, or Thomas Chabot (the latter two are on one of my teams).

Even with the Olympic break now available for rescheduled games, it seems like those potential dates are filling up quickly. Elliotte Friedman suggested earlier this week that teams don't have much runway left to postpone games. I don't think further postponements would jeopardize the season, since the recent reasons for postponements in Canada aren't necessarily COVID-related but more business-related. If restrictions in Canada continue regarding crowd sizes, the games will eventually get played, just with little to no fans. The owners of Canadian teams are just trying to delay the games so they have at least an opportunity to earn revenue later.  

The best advice on this (from my father, who doesn't play fantasy hockey but watches a lot of Canucks games): "Nothing these days seems to be certain until the very last minute." That's just how it is in the 2021-22 season. Just getting that game played is half the battle.  

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