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: When Money and Greed Supersede Safety and Common Sense

So the NHL is trying everything in their power to rush back to playing in spite of a world pandemic and medical experts and scientists warning about the high risk of a second wave worse than the first one. They are so desperate that they are ready to do so by playing in empty arenas, losing out on tickets, concession, parking and souvenirs revenues at 16 arenas across Canada and the United States. Is anyone really surprised by that? We’re talking here about a league that’s been trying hard, since the arrival of Gary Bettman as Commissioner, to surpass the NBA and MLB, trying to get closer to the NFL in the hearts of fans in the US. All in the name of notoriety and money.

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