By Pierre LeBrun (The Athletic)

There isn’t a day that goes by that Rick Bowness doesn’t sit back and wonder.

How safe is it for him to stand behind the bench this summer if the NHL’s 24-team tournament goes ahead as scheduled?

“I’ve been giving it an awful lot of thought. Without a doubt. I’m 65,’’ Bowness told The Athletic this week. “Am I nervous? Absolutely I am, to get this thing.’’

To be clear, he is currently planning to coach the Dallas Stars this summer. But he’s certainly eyeing the situation closely. As he should be.

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