I find it interesting how we’re creeping closer and closer to that supposed July 10th training camp start date and we still don’t know where it will even take place.
The debates and discussions have been going on for weeks now, but it finally seems as if the league is narrowing things down. Vegas is still in the running down in the states while a Canadian city seems to be an option for the second hub with one of Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton up for getting the gig.
Edmonton wants to be named the second hub city so badly that the Premier of Alberta, Jason Kenny, had a “detailed” promotional video made to attract eyes.
It’s the obvious choice to bring the @NHL to #Edmonton.— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) June 22, 2020
We look forward to welcoming the league and players here to Alberta to take in the beautiful province we have to offer. pic.twitter.com/kp0iN86vCP
Vancouver has prided themselves on the handling of COVID-19 while Toronto is a go-to candidate with the proximity of their hotel space to the arenas as well as access to other facilities in the city.
So who will it be?
Right now, it looks to be a battle between Toronto and Edmonton as Vancouver was seemingly taken out of the running for the time being. Global BC Reporter Richard Zussman broke down the information in a Twitter thread.
The big hold up as reported by Sportsnet yesterday is the issue of what happens if a player or staff member gets sick while in the hub quarantine. We are hoping to get more clarity on this today from Dr. Henry. #bcpoli— Richard Zussman (@richardzussman) June 25, 2020
BC Health officials are ensuring any NHL plan is in the best interest of the health of British Columbians. The province still believes Vancouver offers the league the best option in terms of low COVID-19 risk and world class facilities. #bcpoli #covid19bc— Richard Zussman (@richardzussman) June 25, 2020
You’d like to think a final decision will come sooner rather than later. Although some have pitched the idea of having both Edmonton and Toronto being the hub cities, it seems as if the NHL is dead-set on Vegas getting hosting duties.
So which city do you think is going to be chosen, and why is it Toronto?
Which Canadian city will be the second hub city?
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