The National Hockey League (NHL) still hopes to allow Canadian teams entering the playoffs to play home games in their usual homes, but it does not rule out the bubble era in the United States.
With the first two qualifying rounds in four divisions-the highest ranked team in each league will face the fourth, second and third level clubs in the first round-Tour Bateman will not It should be too much trouble at the beginning.
“We know the situation across the country. Cases are on the rise, and certain places are more affected. As far as I know now, the plan is still for Canadian teams to compete in their respective cities. However, if the background requires Build a bubble, then these four camps may have to go to the United States.”
What about the third and fourth rounds? In the Stanley Cup semi-finals, a Canadian team will inevitably face its opponents at the border. The NHL will go all out to improve the overall situation of the pandemic.
“She again hopes that clubs across the country can play in their cities. If there is a bubble, in principle it will be in the United States.”
Last summer, the league held the playoffs in Edmonton and Toronto, but this year the situation is better than the south north of the border, at least in terms of entering the arena. Although the competitions in the northern region are still held behind closed doors, most of the competitions in the United States are held in the company of supporters. In fact, the Chicago Blackhawks are the only team in the United States that has not yet allowed spectators to participate in home games.