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Megaterio Llamas wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:31 am I wonder if the provinces might push for a Canadian bubble or some kind of hybrid bubble?
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Some new key dates: Opt-out deadline is Dec. 24 for non-playoff teams, Dec. 27 for playoff teams. Group II RFAs must be signed by Feb. 11 to play this season (usually Dec. 1). And, players on one-year deals can extend on March 12 (usually Jan. 1).


So no Trymankin this season, which is fine. we won't have to waste a protection spot for him for the ED.
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NHL also saying that moving a team to a non NHL building is a non starter. There are issues with camera placements and other infrastructure needed to have video reviews and other such things. Makes sense. Seems to me that the Canucks should simply double up with another team unless and until they are cleared to play again in Vancouver. Which could happened April, May or June.

But I am also hearing that Neither Quebec nor Ontario are all too keen on travel into their provinces right now. It is also political. Tell the citizens to lock down all except essential services yet let athletes travel freely within the country. Will be interesting to hear what the joint statement is.
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In the event a NHL team has to temporarily relocate this season, players are entitled to a hotel room for them and their family; rental car and parking; and per diem even while at "home."

If relocation lasts more than 28 days, additional benefits will be negotiated.
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based upon zero scientific evidence the NHL should bubble the teams for January and February and see how March goes. Take it month by month and hopefully with the vaccine and other factors the numbers start going down to the point where teams can play out of their own arenas (without fans).
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2Fingers wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:13 pm based upon zero scientific evidence the NHL should bubble the teams for January and February and see how March goes. Take it month by month and hopefully with the vaccine and other factors the numbers start going down to the point where teams can play out of their own arenas (without fans).
I think Dallas plans to start with 5,000 fans in the building and proceed from there. Not sure what other teams are thinking yet but I believe a lot of US franchises plan to have some fans in the building from the beginning.

The upper bowl of an NHL arena might be a good place to develop herd immunity when you think about it...
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I wonder if Bonnie will bend over to the pressure. Its one thing to balance lives and community but a completely different animal dealing with mega-billionaires and their playgrounds plus the rabid fans with nothing but time and a high speed connection
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Check it out Micky ;)

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We play the Oilers twice on Jan 13. Once in Vancouver and once in Edmonton. That should be interesting.
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The Brown Wizard wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:32 pm I wonder if Bonnie will bend over to the pressure. Its one thing to balance lives and community but a completely different animal dealing with mega-billionaires and their playgrounds plus the rabid fans with nothing but time and a high speed connection
She won't budge, it's her military training. Dix reiterated it the other day, BC isn't bending the rules.

It has to be pissing off the billionaires where are used to long established procedures and freedom to do what they please within those guidelines. They know it is a PR nightmare to flout the rules and receive exemptions. From day one the mantras have been "we're all in this together" and "bend the curve, not the rules".

Many of the US owners likely have a tough time understanding the plight of the Canadian owners.
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Bonnie Henry isn’t interested in pandering to get re-elected.
That’s not what professional sports organizations are used to.
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Hockey Widow wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:01 pm NHL also saying that moving a team to a non NHL building is a non starter.
Hmmmm...

Micky wrote: Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:07 pm I've seen it said we might play in Saskatchewan, maybe?
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Sources say the 5 provinces have requested additional testing procedures, or have asked the NHL to consider a “bubble” model. If bubble isn’t an option for NHL, sources say a delay to start of season has also been suggested. The NHL is working on a response. Ongoing discussions.

https://twitter.com/DarrenDreger/status ... 08001?s=20
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Megaterio Llamas wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:18 pm
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Sources say the 5 provinces have requested additional testing procedures, or have asked the NHL to consider a “bubble” model. If bubble isn’t an option for NHL, sources say a delay to start of season has also been suggested. The NHL is working on a response. Ongoing discussions.

https://twitter.com/DarrenDreger/status ... 08001?s=20
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If it does come down to a Canadian bubble the league should look for American sites for the teams to play this season. Cities in states that would allow some fans in the building would be the target. If the games are going to be played in a bubble might as well move it all down south.
The five Canadian provincial health authorities with jurisdiction over NHL games responded to the NHL’s Return to Play proposal with a joint letter on Wednesday asking for additional measures.

In the letter, written by Alberta Health chief medical officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw and obtained by TSN, the provinces presented the NHL with two options that could provide a road map to a green light to start the season with each team playing out of its own arena.

The first option called for a “regular testing schedule for players, staff, coaches and close contacts, with close household contact testing required if players are living at home between travel episodes.” It also asked for “enhancing the schedule … to group games into blocks to limit inter-jurisdictional travel between provinces

...the second option is decidedly less palatable. It called for the NHL to “reinstate a ‘bubble’ model for the beginning of the season, similar to what was used in the Hub City Series in Edmonton and Toronto.”

The health authorities jointly said that they would support a “phased bubble model (full bubble for 4-6 weeks and then a modified bubble following) … or a full bubble model would be most appropriate.”

https://www.tsn.ca/talent/provinces-pro ... -1.1568375
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