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from Tim Campbell of NHL.com,

How is this working out, that you're calling games in the arena but you're not inside the NHL bubble?

"I felt like I didn't need to be in the bubble and when it became obvious that the NHL would allow us to work without being in the bubble, I still knew that I could have Zoom contact and we could ask questions and get answers when we needed them so I just felt like I was better to be outside of the bubble because there are so many hours. Even though you're doing a game every day and we were for a long time and sometimes two a day, the day stretches out and is so long that I felt it would be important to be able to go out for a walk, to be able to go for a run and get some exercise, to be in the fresh air more and to have some freedom. You give up a little of the personal contact you might have with the players or coaches in the bubble but you don't end up having that much anyway. There are five categories of security with No. 1 being in the bubble and we are No. 5, so have no contact with the other four, but we get our temperature checked and a questionnaire every day, go into the rink with a mask on, sit down at our work place, do the game and get out."

What's the challenge to call games with no fans, no fan noise?

more answers and questions...

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