NHL Eying 4 Cities To Resume Play In? Edmonton? Part 2

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    Please refrain from political posts. It is common knowledge that the Covid and protesting/rioting situations are much better in Edmonton than many places in the US so I agree that Edmonton and Vancouver would be good places for hubs but there is no need to keep posting about these issues, they are known to anyone that has turned on a tv in the last number of days/weeks and are against site rules.
     
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    My gracious source comes through again...hopefully Hall re-signs here as well when possible. Hell, I don't even live in Edmonton -- I'm in Toronto, but it's cool that Edmonton is gonna get a hub.
     
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    If they pick Edmonton over Vegas, I will be shocked lol. Seems like it might happen.
     
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    Cool your jets there kevy, I am using hyperbole and exaggeration to make the point that a rushed deal is usually a bad deal for one side or the other.
     
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    Shot at dawn.
     
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    Are they negotiating with the virus? Because unless Vegas gets their Covid cases under control in the next 48-72 hours I can’t see how Edmonton can be used as leverage.
     
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    Doesn’t sound like it.
     
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    They want Vegas to have more safety protocols in place. Once the players are in the bubble if no one is coming in going the numbers won't matter. Vegas is ideal for The league because they are willing to front a bunch of costs, the others are not.

    Edmonton is the negotiating chip for Vegas to do more as the league much much prefer there. Although it may come to a point where the reluctantly decide Edmonton because of optics because they really rather not
     
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    Ive heard that Vegas actually has the best safety protocols. All workers, catering, housekeeping, entertainment, you name it will be kept inside the massive MGM hotel bubble. Nobody else can do that. So no leverage there.

    Vegas is fronting a bunch of costs but Edmonton and Toronto have a 30% Canadian dollar discount on the table. So no leverage there either.

    Vegas can’t deliver on Covid numbers or hospital beds, so no leverage there.

    Rather, Jeff Jackson (McDavid’s agent) said on ON that he doesn’t see anyplace other than Edmonton and Toronto, and reading between the lines it sure sounded like a lot of other agents and players feel the same way. The reporting this afternoon also aligns with that.

    I just don’t see the NHL being stupid enough to go the Vegas route. Well actually yes I can but you get the drift. :)
     
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    MGM and T-Mobile arena aren't close. Players would have to walk across the entire Edmonton downtown to cover that distance. That same distance someone is bound to catch Covid
     
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    I'm not sure Edmonton is the best choice either right now, considering the spikes in cases we're seeing lately. Not sure there even is a best choice. Maybe Vancouver would have been if it hadn't run into issues. I'm not sure any of the NA pro sports leagues get restarted this season tbh.
     
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    Well they will have to live with it. Sometimes hashing out an agreement quick works out better than a long negotiation.
     
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    They probably each have an army of lawyers working on the language and details. Either way it will have to be a memorandum of understanding they agree too I think, I can’t see them agreeing to the actual contract in the next 72 hours. It will take the rest of the summer to work the detailed language out.
     
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    They aren’t far by Vegas standards. Either way they would bus. Nobody is walking anywhere in 48 degree heat.
     
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    Supergirl would have this dealt with in mere minutes.
     
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    She's a superhero, not a clinical microbiologist.
     
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    Hmmmph. Details.
     
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    A spike in Edmonton is 20 cases in a day. In Vegas it is 500. Putting this into perspective there twice as many new cases in Vegas yesterday as there are active cases in Edmonton. And testing rates in Edmonton are much higher. The positive test rate in Vegas is 12%. In Edmonton it is 0.42%. that's 1/25 the Vegas rate.
     
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    Not arguing about Edmonton vs. Vegas. My point is that I think there is an absolute threshold that prevents these things from happening and we are rapidly approaching it.
     
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    take a look at the spikes in cases in Vegas
     
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    Pam didn't do anything about it either.
     
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    Vegas shouldn't even be considered a hub.

    Not sure any place in NA should be right now.
     
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    lol the more things change, the more things stay the same.

    The sides want to use their leverage in this one tourament to push for what they want for the next few years going forward. It's just sad that this could really muck things up. If both sides were focused on just this tourament for now, this deal could be figured out easily.
     
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