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Happy Father’s Day. I’m a dad, and the only thing I asked for was a medium iced coffee (coconut swirl, two creams) from Dunk’n. That’s good enough for me. So, it appears as though Edmonton or Vancouver could be one of the other NHL hub cities, along with Las Vegas, for the playoffs. This assumes, of course, that there will be a playoff. This also assumes that Vegas will be one of the two hubs. I’ve been told it will be – and so have others in the media.

Why Edmonton and/or Vancouver as potential NHL hub cities? Their low numbers of coronavirus cases could be a big factor. Let’s go to some links:

  • Here is more of a breakdown as to why either Edmonton and/or Vancouver might be viable NHL hub cities – and why Vegas might actually be in a bit of trouble (Edmonton Journal

OTHER LINKS AND OBSERVATIONS

  • The Hockey News compiled Colorado’s all-time draft team – but many of them go back to Quebec (Hockey News)
  • The allegations made by a couple of players against what they say was an abusive system in junior hockey are nauseating. Read with trepidation (Hockey News)
  • Despite several players testing positive for the virus – as disclosed by the league last week – NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly tells our sister site Boston Hockey Now that plans for training camp are still in place (Boston Hockey Now)
  • Starting tomorrow, coaches and GMs can watch their groups of (no more than) six players at their facilities if they want. They cannot go on the ice with them yet though.
  • Avalanche TV color man Peter McNab is quoted in this re-run Boston Globe story about the pain of losing to Montreal in 1979, in the infamous “too many men on the ice” game (Boston Globe)
  • The owners of the Buffalo Sabres continue to be ripped to shreds in the local media (Buffalo News)
  • Photo gallery of Avs players on hand so far for Phase 2 (Coloradoavalanche.com)
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Adrian Dater - Kiss and Larry Bird fan. Writer with @Gambling and @Bookies. Previously Denver Post, SI, Bleacher Report to name just a few.

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that is a really old photo of vancouver, you an tell because BC place still has a dome roof, it dont look nothing like that anymore

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You bet. The new roof was christened September of 2011.

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Personally, I think they need to hurry up and get phase 3 approved and start getting players back into their home cities so they can start monitoring things more closely and do any quarantining necessary done ASAP. The sooner they can start building the bubbles the better.

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