Recent Events Could Kill NHL Hopes

The NHL owners and Commissioner, in their wisdom (or greed), are infatuated with having playoffs hockey this year, even if it means playing in empty arenas all summer long, with closed international borders and the risk it represents to it’s biggest assets: the players’ health. The players as a whole aren’t much better as they ignored those amongst them who are more vulnerable to COVID-19, voting to keep discussing with the league for a 24-team playoffs’ format. As you can see, there’s plenty of blame to share when it comes to going against common sense.

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NHL: Now What? Drink Corona… Draft?

This Coronavirus epidemic has reached proportions that no one expected. The NHL, like every other professional sport, was going about its business as usual. The trade deadline had come and gone, and teams were gearing up for the playoffs or, like our beloved Montreal Canadiens, they were in the evaluation phase of their season, making plans for the next step(s) to take in the off-season. Scouts were all over the world looking for talent in preparation for the NHL Draft in June but have since been called back home, with most leagues having made the decision to shut down. Only the NHL and AHL have yet to announce the cancellation, or so it seems.

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