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Still Pausing

from Joe Haggerty of NBCSports Boston,

What’s holding up the NHL at this point with so many states around the United States beginning to open back up things like athletic practice facilities?

In a nutshell, the NHL won’t let Phase 2 begin until all 31 teams can safely and legally open up their practice facilities and there are still complications with the Canadian cities when it comes to practicing, or when it comes to foreign-born players not being allowed to head back to Canada from other places around the world.

Until that changes, the NHL will still be on pause with July 10 as the earliest date being looked at when NHL training camps could start in earnest with a goal of returning to play in the 24-team tournament in late July/early August. That all could and should change over the next week or two, but there are no concrete indications when exactly it is going to happen.

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No posts about the players who are speaking out against racism?

Posted by hockeyfreak13 from Grand Rapids on 06/03/20 at 02:17 PM ET

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I have tweeted out a few over the past days hf…, and I am assuming the majority of hockey fans have seen them through all the sources available.

I certainly respect those who have spoken out but truthfully I could spend all day posting them and then probably monitoring the comments that are sure to follow.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/03/20 at 02:24 PM ET

hockeyfreak13's avatar

You post about everything else in the hockey world…seems to be an odd omission. I don’t blame you for not wanting to deal with the comments, though.

Posted by hockeyfreak13 from Grand Rapids on 06/03/20 at 02:38 PM ET

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/03/20 at 02:24 PM ET

They are plastered all over all forms of Media, including Crosby, Wheeler, Gallagher, on and on

Get a Feed to the NHL, etc.  A bottle of Headache pills. 


Very wise choice Paul.

In other news , Bettman may have to go with no Canadian HUB Cities, for a number of reasons. doesn’t matter if you know what city/country the games are being played in on TV.

Have a Safe Day!

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 06/03/20 at 05:49 PM ET

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I know some people are not fans of the whole “sports shouldnt be pilitical”

And I am typically one to be aloof to that sentiment… but ya know, it has been nice to lurk here as an escape.

This disaster going on elsewhere is mentally distressing.

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/04/20 at 06:29 AM ET

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In other news , Bettman may have to go with no Canadian HUB Cities, for a number of reasons. doesn’t matter if you know what city/country the games are being played in on TV.

I’m not even sure how it would work to have the hub cities in two different countries. I mean, if the hubs are (for instance) Vegas and Toronto, wouldn’t the players in one hub have to quarantine for two weeks when they traveled to the other country?

Posted by BaromirBragr on 06/04/20 at 09:20 AM ET

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