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    Toronto, Edmonton on verge of being named NHL hub cities! NHL is BACK!

    https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/...hl-hub-cities/

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...es-for-nhl-re/
    Get ready for an all-Canadian party when the NHL resumes its season with a 24-team playoff.

    According to an industry source, both Toronto and Edmonton have been all-but-approved as the two hub cities to host the teams for the NHL’s return from the COVID-19 pause.


    “Nothing’s official yet,” the source said, on the condition of anonymity.


    Both the league and its players’ union talked into the early hours of Canada Day to iron out return-to-play details, COVID-19 protocols and other issues, that if agreed upon, would result in an extension to the current collective bargaining agreement.
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    They are too scared to play in the US. Most Europeans said they would not play in the USA.
    Korea and Japan has pro baseball, 100 pro soccer games in Europe and now NHL hockey in Canada.
    Let's see now................. Americans can watch horses and cars racing this July 4th. So no sports at all.
    I wonder if anybody wonders why???

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    Yeah, USA a no go for too many. Edmonton is a great location for NHL under the circumstances. Not sure I get why they picked Toronto as well.

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    Dont count your chickens before they hatch!! The host cities changing by the minute and the playoffs not going to be like the normal season. Hell if i was pgh i would tank they go from no 1st round pick to 12.plus %of getting #1

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    Stay away from Alberta, we don't want these outsiders from the US causing our numbers to surge again!

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    Hockey invented Canada

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    Players aren't going to like Canuck income taxes.

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    How did NHL come to decision to select Edmonton, Toronto as its hub cities?

    https://www.tsn.ca/nhl/video/how-did...cities~1987331

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Huntertz View Post
    They are too scared to play in the US. Most Europeans said they would not play in the USA.
    Korea and Japan has pro baseball, 100 pro soccer games in Europe and now NHL hockey in Canada.
    Let's see now................. Americans can watch horses and cars racing this July 4th. So no sports at all.
    I wonder if anybody wonders why???
    Because the USA has to be number 1 as always... https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html We are doing such a great job. We're number 1, we're number 1 Pence says the White House is doing the best job.

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    Too bad the lunatics are in charge of the asylum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nappyx View Post
    Because the USA has to be number 1 as always... https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html We are doing such a great job. We're number 1, we're number 1 Pence says the White House is doing the best job.

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    Nice can't wait to go to some games.
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    This is one return I am looking forward too.

    I don't think there is any more exciting playoffs from the major sports than the NHL playoffs.

    Some things come close, but even the college post season doesn't compare.

    NHL Playoffs are just an edgy event with non stop action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Nice can't wait to go to some games.
    I think it is the only sport that has a chance to play and finish. We'll see?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KVB View Post
    This is one return I am looking forward too.

    I don't think there is any more exciting playoffs from the major sports than the NHL playoffs.

    Some things come close, but even the college post season doesn't compare.

    NHL Playoffs are just an edgy event with non stop action.

    Agreed. NHL playoffs are the best but with no fans im not sure the excitement is the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Agreed. NHL playoffs are the best but with no fans im not sure the excitement is the same.
    It was weird when Buffer would yell "Let's get Ready to Rumble" or announce a fighter's name and then have no crowd response in the UFC.

    Having the fights on in the background, I never did get you used to that odd sound, or lack thereof.

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    love hockey playoffs and the 5 game series to start can make things crazy

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    When I see a schedule, then I assume a league is serious. How long have they been screwing around?
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    Schedule is all we are waiting for now. Also site of Stanley Cup Finals, although my guess there is it will go to hub of highest seed. Regardless, there will be no travel, entire Finals will be at either Toronto or Edmonton.

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    Doubt it all happens.

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    This will not happen or it will begin and get cancelled within a week.

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    They should just focus on starting the 20-21 season on schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k13 View Post
    Doubt it all happens.
    They seem like they are waiting for an excuse to cancel to me.
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    Let's drop the puck and play some hockey.

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    Spike of COVID-19 cases in Las Vegas did concern the NHL, Bill Daly confirms.

    Ultimately, it took Vegas from front-runner to out of the picture.

    NHLPA special assistant to the executive director / retired player Mathieu Schneider said world championship model of families joining later in the tournament formed the basis of this compromise to have families not join until conference finals in Edmonton.
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    If the defending Stanley Cup Champions can't defend their title on home ice then screw all this and just throw in the towel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hostile takeover View Post
    If the defending Stanley Cup Champions can't defend their title on home ice then screw all this and just throw in the towel.
    My blues disagree, they donít care where they defend it!

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