🏒 Hiatus Diaries: Getzlaf is the king of chicken coops


With a global pandemic suspending sporting events worldwide, athletes suddenly have tons of time on their hands. In the latest installment of our weekly NHL series, we look at how they've been keeping themselves entertained - and in shape - while self-isolating.

Getzlaf's all cooped up

The Anaheim Ducks veteran was a part of a conference call with some of his Pacific Division rivals on Friday. With the animosity set aside, the four spent some quality time sharing what they've been doing and joking around with one another. Getzlaf proudly showed off his brand new chicken coop he's been busy building over the last two weeks. Very impressive stuff.

Ovechkin's a huge fan of ... Howie Mandel?

Just like Getzlaf, Ovechkin was also on a conference call with other players this past week. As they all dished on what they've been doing to keep busy and what shows they're binging to pass the time, Ovechkin shared he's been watching ... the defunct game show "Deal or No Deal." Interesting choice!

McDavid's trainer is a very good boy

As one of the league's fastest and most dynamic players, McDavid is surely missing the ice more than some. The Edmonton Oilers star shared a fun, new way to work out while he's stuck at home. With his trusty dog Lenny helping him out, McDavid may be able to stay in game shape throughout the hiatus. Lenny doesn't look like he's a huge fan of his owner's new workout routine, so it may not last too long.

Nothing but the bottom of the cup

Kadri is using some of his free time to master his trick shot game. The shot isn't necessarily the most difficult compared to some others that have surfaced on the internet recently, but it's definitely a start. Let's see what else you got, Nazem!

Marner's got game

Marner teamed up with the popular YouTube and Twitch streamer Nasher to play some NHL 20. Marner helped set up an exciting game-winning goal in the dying seconds of their game together. What else is new? The Maple Leafs forward has also begun his own stream on Twitch.

Strome takes a break from CoD

The New York Rangers forward took a quick break from playing video games to work on his slap shot. If the season suddenly resumes, expect Strome to light up opposing goaltenders thanks to this scary-looking regimen keeping him game ready.

Hampus Lindholm cooking up a storm

Lindholm revealed his hidden cooking talents to the world. Known for dishing sauce on the ice, he's still putting the blade of his stick to good use in the kitchen.

Jordie Benn isn't quite ready for the X Games

It doesn't seem like Benn has much space inside his house to be riding a BMX bike around, but that's clearly not stopping him from having a good time. Be safe in there, Jordie.

A dog horse is a man's best friend

The Coyotes captain is leading by example and practicing social distancing to the best of his abilities. If only everybody had a best friend like Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

🏒 Hiatus Diaries: Getzlaf is the king of chicken coops
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