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Sport Vegas no longer a front-runner to be NHL hub city?

03:20  01 july  2020
03:20  01 july  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

Report: NHL doesn't want teams playing in own hub cities

  Report: NHL doesn't want teams playing in own hub cities The NHL's Eastern and Western conferences could find themselves switching places when play resumes. "The NHL's preference would be that a home team doesn't play in its own hub," TSN's Bob McKenzie reported on Thursday's edition of "Insider Trading." "That is to say if Vegas were to be a hub, the Vegas Golden Knights wouldn't play in Vegas, they would play in the other hub. That's the preference." The switch would presumably be made in an effort to avoid giving players on any one team the distinct advantage of playing and living in their home city for the duration of the playoffs.

The latest on the NHL 's discussions regarding hub cities for return to play. As we hit the midway point of June, it sure feels like we ’ re getting closer to hockey becoming a reality. A tentative date of July 10 was set for the start of 24 training camps and the NHL and NHL Players’ Association have entered

The NHL has narrowed down its potential hub cities to six different locations, none of which are New York. Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Penguins are no longer a candidate as one of the NHL Hub Cities . NHL eliminates Columbus as potential hub city ; Las Vegas considered U.S. front - runner .

Many hockey insiders viewed Las Vegas as a front-runner to be named one of two hub cities for the 24-team model to crown a 2019-20 Stanley Cup champion amid the coronavirus pandemic; until today.

a sign lit up at night with Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign in the background: For the first since time the NHL began its return-to-play plan, Vegas might no longer be a lock to be one of the league's hub cities. © Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY NETWORK For the first since time the NHL began its return-to-play plan, Vegas might no longer be a lock to be one of the league's hub cities.

On Tuesday afternoon, TSN's Frank Seravalli tweeted that coronavirus spikes in the Vegas area have the NHL reconsidering the city. Instead, the league could leave the United States out of the mix and pick Edmonton and Toronto:

After local health officials reportedly had a role in the league removing Vancouver from consideration last week, Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw appeared to be on board with Edmonton welcoming NHL personnel this summer.

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The league intensified its talks with Edmonton and Toronto on Thursday. Las Vegas has remained a speculative front - runner for one of the hub cities Chicago and Los Angeles are also still in the running as hub cities . Columbus, Dallas, Pittsburgh and Minnesota all dropped out of the running

Chicago, Las Vegas , and Los Angeles are reportedly The NHL initially listed 10 potential hubs when the league unveiled its 24-team return-to-play plan in late May. Of those 10, seven were American locations, but Columbus, Dallas, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Pittsburgh are no longer being considered.

a sign lit up at night with Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign in the background: For the first since time the NHL began its return-to-play plan, Vegas might no longer be a lock to be one of the league's hub cities. © Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY NETWORK For the first since time the NHL began its return-to-play plan, Vegas might no longer be a lock to be one of the league's hub cities.

That wouldn't be an issue as it concerns NHL players and staff members who will remain inside a site's "bubble" for weeks at a time.

Seravalli added nothing is definite with Chicago still in play among available candidates:

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Toronto emerged as the front - runner very early in the process and received a verbal guarantee from Ozighanov long before he signed a contract with them. Vegas will be NHL hub city for Stanley Cup Playoffs when play resumes. 20 hours ago. Eugene Melnyk responds to Ottawa Sun allegations, Sun

31 Thoughts: The Podcast's Elliotte Friedman comments on why Vancouver may not be a front - runner to be one of the NHL 's hub cities , New York possibly being a late candidate, if players have a preference with which city they want, and players possibly opting out.

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