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No To Vegas As A Hub City

from Ed Graney of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

In a time of chaos and confusion, the NHL has apparently made the logical choice.

Las Vegas reportedly won’t be a hub city when the league returns to play and, given its recent surge of COVID-19 cases, had no business being considered at this point.

Congratulations, then, We The North....

There is no right or wrong decision in the midst of a global pandemic. There is only intuition based on science and common sense.

Southern Nevada is failing at the latter....

Safety is a relative term right now depending on the dot on the world’s map where you exist. But it appears the league has determined it can keep players and team personnel better protected in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta.

From the outset of the NHL announcing 10 cities as potential spots for two hubs in which to hold its 24-team tournament, Las Vegas was thought to be the front-runner. More a sure thing than Connor McDavid winning a sprint around the ice.

But a not-so-funny thing happened to T-Mobile Arena’s chances of acting as host to one of two conferences and perhaps a Stanley Cup final. To an MGM property housing countless teams. To the Golden Knights making a run at a championship in the friendly, albeit empty, confines of their home rink.


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