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NHL Return Announcement. What is certain. Vancouver? Do you like it?

May 26, 2020, 5:12 PM ET [62 Comments]
Eklund
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Starting here today...

The following is from the Bettman announcement (rumblings I am hearing are in parenthesis.)

* June 26th Lottery all 15 teams who don't make the actual playoffs will have a shot)

* The 24 teams are set. Top 12 from each conference. Two host cities.

* The NHL Camps won't officially open until July 1. Could be later.

* Play-in games and then first two rounds could be finished in a month.

* Many cities under consideration...(Expect the NHL to announce the cities about three weeks from now, (Vancouver I am told is a leader...first off, the Covid numbers are way down in Vancouver. AND Vancouver has some experience with this sort of isolated athletes, with the Olympic Village)

* No fans. (It is actually possible, the later this goes, that some fans could be in the seats in the Cup Final.)

I will be on the media ZOOM call at 6pm and will report back.

What's the buzz?

What do you think of this system?
What question would you ask Bettman and Daly today?

More to come
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