During the coronavirus epidemic, NHL is increasingly seeking to end the season in neutral venues without an audience. Bill Daly, the second senior official in the North American hockey competition, said the tournament was watching where such matches could be held. At the same time, he emphasized that this was just an unpopular option.
NHL gathers proposals from North American cities that will be ready to host such matches. “Our people are giving a comprehensive list of what we will need in these arenas. It will also provide an overview of the level they are at. But I can’t say we have a list of places to play, ”he said. Daly.
The best hockey in the world stopped on March 12. In the regular season, teams must play 11 to 14 matches. According to some information can be played at Grand Fork, Manchester or Saskatoon. However, tournament representative, Gary Bettman, admitted that he had not checked any preliminary NHL applications.
NHL continues to follow government and government guidelines related to health and safety during a pandemic. “It is in their hands the last space time we will have. It won’t be broadcast on May 1, we definitely won’t be back at that time, that’s clear. We will see, ”Daly said.
Tournament management has previously asked the clubs to ensure that their arena can be used until the end of August. Also, maybe early next year will be postponed to end this season.
According to the media, other professional leagues in the US are also working to use arenas and stadiums in neutral places without an audience. NBA games can be played in the Bahamas and Las Vegas. Training camps in Arizona and Florida qualify for preparation camps and possibly MLB baseball competitions, scheduled to begin on March 26.