Offbeat Stroll angry: "Ridiculous" that Charles Leclerc does not get a penalty
Citrus vs. Cactus: Tampa-Dallas NHL final is duel of former coaching associates
EDMONTON — It's not only two American Sunbelt teams facing off Saturday in the NHL's Stanley Cup final, it's also a matchup of two head coaches who once worked together, but with the student now trying to outshine the mentor. Dallas Stars head coach Rick Bowness was an associate coach for five years with the Tampa Bay Lightning alongside head coach Jon Cooper until leaving in 2018. Bowness, with five decades of coaching in the NHL, gets a chance to win the Cup for the first time as head man in the final, which will be held in front of no spectators at Rogers Place But first he has to get by Cooper. Cooper recalled hiring Bowness when he got the head job in 2013.
Lance Stroll thinks it is "ridiculous" that Charles Leclerc did not receive a penalty during the race in Russia he turned the Racing Point driver around on the first lap and sent him into the wall. Stroll collided with the Ferrari driver in the start phase and then crashed into the barrier. Leclerc could continue, for the Canadian came the end.
"I'm really surprised that he didn't get a penalty," Stroll told Sky Sports F1 after the race. "I gave him a lot of space. I drove the entire corner on the outside and he just touched me in the back right. I gave him all the space I could. I was just unlucky."
Wild captain Koivu's long run comes to an end in Minnesota
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Mikko Koivu's extraordinary career with the Minnesota Wild is over. General manager Bill Guerin said Friday the team will not resign the 37-year-old Finn, whose contract is expiring. Koivu is the only full-time captain the club has had — he was appointed in 2009 after the role was rotated monthly over the first nine years of the franchise. He is the all-time Wild leader in games, assists, points and several other categories, Koivu returned from reconstructive right knee surgery for a 15th season and had four goals and 17 assists in 55 games while playing mostly on the fourth line.
Stroll is convinced that Leclerc could have prevented the accident: "He didn't have to go so far outside and into me. It's kind of ridiculous that he didn't get a penalty."
What would have been possible can only be speculated, but Stroll believes: "a lot". At the time of the accident he was directly behind team-mate Sergio Perez, who finished fourth in the end. "We were on a good tire, so it's a shame."
Charles Leclerc, however, got out of the situation unscathed and was able to look forward to sixth place at the finish. "That was a surprise," admits the Monegasse. Because on Friday he didn't get along well and especially didn't feel good in the racing simulation. "So I didn't expect such a jump on today. Sixth place is definitely the best we could get today."
Above all, it was a small resurrection for Ferrari after the poor results of the previous triple header. "I'm really happy because we've come from very, very difficult weekends. It was pretty tough, especially mentally," admitted Leclerc. "Finally we have a race where you could see the positive signs of the car and me too."
There are such opportunities that Ferrari must seize. "Today was such a day, I'm really happy about it," said Leclerc, who is only eight points behind fourth place in the drivers' championship. "I drove well today."
Lance Stroll should see it differently.
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U.S. President Donald Trump, having tested positive for COVID-19, joins a growing list of world leaders who’ve fallen ill. Trump, 74, announced early Friday morning both he and First Lady Melania Trump, 50, had tested positive, likely after contact with Hope Hicks, 31, a senior member of Trump’s staff. As of Friday morning, the White House said Trump had mild symptoms. But it does raise questions for the future of his campaign, as Trump will be in quarantine for 10 days and the second presidential debate is scheduled for Oct. 15. Millions of votes have already been cast in the election, and actual voting day, Nov. 3, is just a month away.