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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    I guess it comes down to whether you are against it due to the optics of it, or are against it due to the increased risk. If your argument is based on optics, then yeah, I think most people would agree that hockey players aren't essential, no doubt. I think lots of people would argue that entertainment and ways to lessen the stress provide meaningful improvement to peoples lives, but getting stats on that would be very difficult I would imagine.

    The quote I was responding to was from Kwams17: "Are we sure this is a good thing though? Bringing that many people from other cities, including US, to Edmonton? Danger for the virus may go up" He was worried about the virus risk. The risk from truckers is orders of magnitude greater than hockey players, and that is before you take into account the strict testing that will be done on the NHLers, that obviously isn't done on truckers.

    The reality is that the 1000 or so NHL players/support staff/family in Edmonton will do essentially nothing to the local COVID rates in Edmonton.
     
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    Yeah well she was busy dealing with all the idiocy at the Office. You seriously cannot expect her to do everything, can you?
     
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    My thoughts are that they will get a CBA hammered out, at least a memorandum of understanding on the larger points which allows their respective lawyers to deal with the finer points, but I am not sure we will get past Phase 3. With US cases spiralling out of control and expected to hit 100,000 per DAY by the end of the month, I think there will be too many players in American markets infected for this to get off the ground.

    They should move Phase 3 to the Hub Cities immediately (assuming it will be Edmonton and Toronto) and get the players into quarantine by July 10. Not sure that is even plausible as I read somewhere that the Hub Cities need at least 3 weeks prep time.
     
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    Don't you go badmouthing Pam like that!
     
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    Sorry, not Sorry Calgary.
     
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    And if they remove the hard cap the only viable teams will be the rich ones.
     
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    Yeah I can’t remember who it was - Friedman I think - said owners did not want amnesty buyouts nor did players.
     
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    Don’t shoot the messenger. ;)
     
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    Brooks has always hated the cap, has railed against it for years. He is just using this as yet another excuse to continue doing so. Nothing to see here.
     
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    Wow...Leafs with 59.39M of bonuses to be paid for the 20/21 season. That's impressive.
     
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    I wonder what Brooksie thinks about this
     
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    His Rangers suck with a cap.
     
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    Is "The Office" a euphemism for somewhere in particular? lol.
     
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    The rags sucked without a cap. Bobby Holik anyone?
     
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    Duuuuhhh, Scranton....
     
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    Wow. If the owners are going to hand out almost 500M in the next couple weeks they’ve got to be pretty confident they’ll get a deal done and hockey will be played this year.
     
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    The hub city is pretty irrelevant I'd think as long as the league keeps the bubble airtight.
    The issue is getting to the hub cities. Players are all over the U.S. for training camps for a good 3 weeks or so before they head to their respective hubs, this is what will make or break the season. If they can get to the bubble relatively unscathed (such as the 15 positives out of 250 during Phase 2) then I think there's a good chance they can finish the season but keeping the numbers down to 5-6% with so many players in warm weather U.S. climates (a.k.a. idiotic sunbelt U.S. states) will be a task.
    In other words, Phase 4 will be a lot easier to pull off than Phase 3. Phase 3 should have taken place in the hub cities IMO.

    It's a testament to how unbelievably poor the U.S. has handled this when European sports can play every day with minimal issues in their freaking home stadiums while these North American sports likely won't even be able to make it to a bubble environment. If that happens or even worse if the bubble gets compromised, you can forget about major sports until sometime next year (if even then).
    I know that there's more important things than sports but this really f***ing sucks for a sportsnut such as myself and I despise my country right now for letting it to get to this.
     
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    I thought you might say Vegas or Washington, lol.
     
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