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Four Teams Show Interest In Playing Home Games Under The Sky

from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,

Let’s begin this quickie blog with a caveat: it’s a long shot.

But…at least four NHL teams are investigating the possibility of playing home games in outdoor stadia if it will allow them to have fans in attendance.

Again, there are no guarantees in COVID times, “but it is being explored,” one executive said Wednesday.

None of the clubs would comment, but they are Anaheim, Boston, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. According to multiple sources, it was the Kings who first considered the idea several months ago. Owner Anschutz Entertainment Group also owns Dignity Health Sports Park, located 15 miles from the Kings’ home, Staples Center.

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d ca's avatar

So 1 owner who owns an alternative facility wants to make gate money by moving his team to an alternate site.

A few others want to copy.

Now they have to go to the NHLPA and re-negotiate parts of the CBA since it is a material change in the conditions of employment (location, indoor/outdoor environment).

Yeah, I don’t see that happening.

Posted by d ca on 12/04/20 at 02:43 AM ET

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