OT: NHL Season SUSPENDED - Official COVID-19 Thread

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  1. Wild11MN First round losers

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    The NBA just suspended the season after a member of the Jazz preliminarily tested positive for the coronavirus. Is the NHL next?



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    Is the NHL reliant on regional TV deals as much as MLB is? Multiple MLB operation guys and writers have said the league makes 2-3 billion off regional TV markets alone.
     
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    Not sure how the TV money breaks down exactly. I just know that it's gate revenue that currently drives the league, not TV.
     
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    We have to be getting closer to "$$$$ or get off the pot" for starting the postseason, don't we? Unless they plan on starting the playoffs in August, I would imagine we would need some sort of official announcement soon. It's going to take at least a week to 10 days for overseas players to get back with their teams, then a few weeks of training camp. If all that started today, the earliest they could start would be early to mid-July....if it's any later than that, then why bother at all? At that point it would be better to just focus on getting next season started on time.
     
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    Did the NHLPA agree to the Phase 2 Protocol? Last I heard they haven't agreed to shit.
     
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    I don't think there's anything for them to agree to in this part. It's just teams opening up their facilities for coaches and players to use if they want.
     
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    They don't need an agreement until phase III which starts training camps etc..
     
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    Looks like a Bruins player tested positive (had two negatives since then) and Vegas looks like it'll be a hub according the Journal Review.
     
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    If training camps are indeed going to start on July 10th, the NHL will need to make an announcement pretty soon regarding the next phase (start date of the playoffs). International players will need to self-quarantine for 14 days after they arrive....and they won't be coming over here until they know for sure there will be a playoff.
     
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    Minnesota is out.

    Sounds to me like the league wants to have both hub cities in Canada, where the covid situation is better.

     
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    Yeah, a couple weeks ago it sounded like the hotel situation did Minnesota in. Not enough in and around St Paul.
     
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    It was the volatile political situation that did us in. No sports league wants to be embroiled in that. I could easily have seen an EDM/MN combo..
     
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    You are both correct. From The Athletic article...

    Minnesota was once a strong candidate because of the state-of-the-art Xcel Energy Center and countless practice rink venues in the Twin Cities, but the unrest since the murder of George Floyd by a police officer and the threat of defunding the Minneapolis police department was likely a big influence in the league’s decision. Also, the Mall of America and Minneapolis have great hotels and restaurants, but the capital of St. Paul, where the arena is, really lacks the hotel space needed beyond the St. Paul Hotel, which most teams stay at during the season.
     
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    Who is going to want to watch the games when half the players don't even want to be there? No fans in the stands....unhappy players....sorry but it's bullsh#*.
     
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    I would love to watch a hockey game right now.
     
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    I've been amazed at how good some of the Premier league play has been so far.

    Players want to play and make their mark, for the most part. The ones who don't want to play will be weeded out, and sat down.
     
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    I want to watch

    If the players didn't want to be there, they'd never vote to approve.
     
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    I would too! But not in a circus like this. It says a lot when many guys are hoping to have a full player vote instead of just representatives. No fans. Not being with family for such a long period of time. I'm sorry, but they won't be playing at the same level with that #$%@ factoring into things. If the guys are unhappy and uncomfortable with it, then what's the point.

    They haven't voted yet to actually come back and play yet, have they? Just for the format of the postseason.
     
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    And a vote will happen at some point before camp.

    If they're playing, they want to be there is the point.

    In other news...
     
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    Excerpt from 'Guys are not happy': How the NHL's positive tests will...

     
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    A single unnamed player opinion. That's not half the players. If most players don't want to play, they'll talk to their player rep and the player rep will vote how most he represents will want him to.

    That said, if it gets approved, and the Stanley Cup is on the line, you seriously think these guys don't want the cup?
     
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    Kinda laughed at Stamkos' reaction to that tweet.
     
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    Well, Tampa players should be in a hurry to get into a bubble and away from the mess that is Florida.
     
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    When he said guys aren't happy, I took that as him relaying his personal conversations with fellow players around the league and/or his teammates. So in that regard, I wouldn't consider it just one player's opinion.

    But it is what it is.
     

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