Scotiabank Arena the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs has been named as one of the two Canadian cities to host the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (sports.yahoo.com file photo)
On Headline Sports podcast with Matt:
#1 Matt the NHL is considering playing the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Canada away from a spiking US Coronavirus epidemic.
#2 Ten cities in the NHL were vying for a shot at being the hub to host the playoffs but the league after the last two weeks of Covid-19 spiking in the US places like Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Pittsburgh are losing ground as Canada is looking more viable for hosting post season.
#3 After Vancouver dropped out due to political recommendations to avoid Covid-19 inflating, Edmonton and Toronto are leading favorites to host the games.
#4 With Alberta’s success in maintaining social distancing, face masking, and sheltering they are excited about being rewarded and prepared to host the Stanley Cup Playoffs as Edmonton has flattened the curve and are anxious for some post season hockey.
#5 How important is it for Toronto and Edmonton to host the Cup and how much of risk is it for these two hubs to host.
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