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Hybrid Bubble Talk For Next Season

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

Will we ever see a bubble again?

NHL Players’ Association executive director Donald Fehr told the Associated Press on Sunday that it won’t be for a full season.

“Nobody is going to do that for four months or six months or something like that,” Fehr said.

But what Fehr did admit is a possibility is the idea of a hybrid bubble to start next season.

In Fehr’s words: “Protected environments that people would be tested, and they’ve be clean when they came in and lasted for some substantially shorter period of time with people cycling in and out is one of the things I suspect we will examine.”

A meeting is likely to be scheduled between the NHL and the NHLPA for some time next week to begin discussions. The NHLPA is in the process of finalizing a committee of players to participate in the discussion directly with the league, similar to the Return to Play committee that was created shortly after the pandemic put this season on pause in March.


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