In general, hockey players tend to come in batches — if you play hockey, odds are that your siblings do too. Thus is the case for Dallas Stars forward Jason Dickinson and his younger brother Josh Dickinson, who is currently a prospect for the Colorado Avalanche.
The two brothers have both played since they were young, though their age difference meant they never played each other while in juniors. Josh didn’t pursue a career hockey because of Jason, but the older brother did have a strong impact on him:
“It was cool to be able to follow someone who would end up making it and see what they do in their daily life,” Josh said. “We kind of did all of the same things and whether you know it or not (at the time), you kind of look up to your older brother.”
Nowadays, they’re still in different stages in their hockey careers — Jason is a mainstay on the Stars’ NHL roster, while Josh is trying to become an impact player for the Avalanche’s AHL affiliate. But they still train together during the offseason, as well as give each other advice whenever possible to improve one another’s game:
“Now I’m able to pick his brain,” Jason said. “When I was younger, I didn’t really care what he had to say. But now we’re able to talk about our experiences and how to handle this, that and the other. With both of us being centermen, we can both talk over our goals, our jobs and what we do up the middle.”
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I’ve seen too many people leave #4 off of their list and that is just downright shameful:
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Around the League
The NHL has officially extended it’s self-quarantine recommendation for two more weeks:
Drew Doughty made headlines yesterday with his opinion that the NHL season won’t resume and that, if it does, the Stanley Cup won’t be a “real” cup win:
"Honestly, I don't see how this season is going to return. I really don't.”@LAKings Drew Doughty gets candid about a cancelled NHL season, a restart causing "pain" for players and why this wouldn’t be a “real Stanley Cup” for the winner. A must-read. https://t.co/OiZv5eFsdk— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) April 13, 2020
Down Goes Brown takes a new batch of contracts to Salary Cap Court, and some of the results may surprise you:
There’s been a lot of old NHL reruns on TV lately, but are they even worth watching?
Sports networks have taken to airing old games in the absence of real ones, but fans aren't watching. Here are a few ways they can spice up their hockey content. My blog. https://t.co/g74YXpzYv5— Ken Campbell (@THNKenCampbell) April 13, 2020
Scott Wheeler provides an in-depth look into how he approaches scouting and the challenges that come with it:
I get as many Qs from readers and aspiring scouts about how I do my job as I do about the players.— Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) April 14, 2020
In 2016, my guide to scouting began as living document on everything from how I watch a game to what I look for. Here’s the 2020 update: https://t.co/lSD8I79Uh5
Finally, in case you haven’t heard, Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave passed away this past weekend due to a brain bleed: