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NHL and NHLPA discussing 2020-21 Season Scenarios

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Teams would return to their Home Cities for a period in between to see family I imagine. 

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32 minutes ago, Brawndo said:

Teams would return to their Home Cities for a period in between to see family I imagine. 

So, basically you're saying to never expect to get the Perreault bobble heads.  ?

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I’m sticking to my guns.  The NHLPA agreed to the playoff bubble this summer, but I highly doubt they will agree to an entire season & playoffs in a bubble. 

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5 minutes ago, LabattBlue said:

I’m sticking to my guns.  The NHLPA agreed to the playoff bubble this summer, but I highly doubt they will agree to an entire season & playoffs in a bubble. 

Would expect that they'd be setting it up such that after each 8 game segment they decide how many more of them it looks like they'll run.  They aren't going to start until well after baseball is done & the NFL will be close to playoffs.

In addition to their own & the NBA's bubble experience, they'll have the other 2 league's results to review as well.

Just because the 1st quarter of the season ends up in a bubble, doesn't mean the full year will.

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32 minutes ago, Brawndo said:

Teams would return to their Home Cities for a period in between to see family I imagine. 

I was pondering that last night.  It seemed to me that the easiest thing would be to rotate divisions. for inter-divisional play.  The teams play 8 games in 16 days, have a few days of travel, and then repeat.  You could also have multiple bubbles and get all the inter-conference games out of the way early to cut down on travel.

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28 minutes ago, Taro T said:

Just because the 1st quarter of the season ends up in a bubble, doesn't mean the full year will.

Maybe...but that is not what is speculated in the tweet. 

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They can throw the actual division structure out the window with this.  I'd throw the 7 canadian teams together and then create three more pods out of the remaining 24 teams.  They could have some regional breakout among those 3 groups.  That would take the border crossing out out of play. 

Whatever they do, it's still not going to resemble a real season.  There are just way too many games for that.  It's not ideal, but I'd keep games completely within those 4 so called divisions, minimize travel, and then determine a separate champion within each group over the course of however long the year is.  You then have your conference finalists.

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27 minutes ago, Cal Naughton Jr said:

Could the league afford to lose that much revenue with no fans for a full season?

Shake and Bake 

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The way things are going I don't see any way to do this other than bubbles so the question I would have is would you watch it? I don't think I would. Playoffs for the hockey starved is one thing, but an entire season of this sort of neutral ice emptiness, nah, I think it would be too long and boring.

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I think seeing how the NFL goes, considering they're trying to be a semi-normal thing, will be good evidence for the NHL.

 

If it goes well, maybe they have new considerations. If it doesn't, I'm glad they're thinking of this bubble plan early.

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They sucked the joy out of 2020, why not keep it going. 

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4 hours ago, Wyldnwoody44 said:

They sucked the joy out of 2020, why not keep it going. 

I know, right? .8% won't be any of the cool kids anyway.

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36 minutes ago, PASabreFan said:

I know, right? .8% won't be any of the cool kids anyway.

TFW we pretend that non-immunoligical legislation has any impact on that number 

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