Where do we think they’ll play these games? Ok so obviously we all know that NCAA rinks can vary in dimension but the NHL has set rules.
Would they play a Wild vs Blues game at the United Center for example? Or maybe they use U of North Dakota for example.
Makes sense.From the article...
Instead, the league is looking at regional NHL arenas, aligned by division, where teams could potentially finish their seasons. Sources told ESPN that the current favorites are the home rinks for the Carolina Hurricanes(Metropolitan Division), Edmonton Oilers(Pacific Division) and Minnesota Wild (Central Division). A front-runner from the Atlantic Division has yet to emerge.
They could easily play here in Buffalo. That is, if King Cuomo wasn’t a moron. We are a 7 hour drive from NYC. There have been less than 150 deaths in Erie County, which has 920k residents. NYC is, and has been, the cancer that holds the entire state hostage, for absolutely no good reason.Problem with Atlantic is basically every location has been hit kind of hard, and games in Florida would just be skating in slush
They need a hotel near the arena where they can hold, up to like 200 people at a time in quarantine
Minnesota is most obvious one, hotel is basically attached to the rink
Edmonton arena is brand new with an entertainment district that has a hotel
Ya that would make senseThey could easily play here in Buffalo. That is, if King Cuomo wasn’t a moron. We are a 7 hour drive from NYC. There have been less than 150 deaths in Erie County, which has 920k residents. NYC is, and has been, the cancer that holds the entire state hostage, for absolutely no good reason.
Not only is there a hotel now connected to the Arena in the Harbour Center, there are dozens upon dozens of hotels, within a mile of the airport, which is a 15 minute drive away. There are also probably 8-10 hotels within a couple miles of the Arena to begin with.
Yes. Next to, and connected to, the arena there are 2 other rinks, both with 2 dressing rooms. On the site, it says they have the only 3 rink complex in the NHL.Ya that would make sense
Does buffalo have a lot of rinks near the arena? Cause teams will need practice
Also there will need to be at least 4 dressing rooms if they wanna run 2 games a day
Its gonna end up in toronto though imo, can use the old gardens for practice and set up, league so many hotels within like a 2 block radius of Scotiabank center, so much media already there
Seems perfect, only issue might be the ownership....Yes. Next to, and connected to, the arena there are 2 other rinks, both with 2 dressing rooms. On the site, it says they have the only 3 rink complex in the NHL.
A one-of a-kind destination! Featuring the Rinks at HARBORCENTER – two NHL-size rinks combine with KeyBank Center – home of the Buffalo Sabres – to make the only three-rink complex in the NHL; Academy of Hockey, (716) Food and Sport, IMPACT Sports Performance, Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER hotel...www.visitbuffaloniagara.com
Agreed. Obviously, especially after the article you posted last week. Other than that, it makes perfect sense. Buffalo is 100% a hockey town. Always, always in the top 3 for ratings for playoffs and Stanley Cup, even though the Sabres have been the Knicks of the NHL for a decade. They’ve hosted the Draft Combine here for a few years running. It’s just a hockey town. It makes a ton of sense, outside of what you just mentioned.Seems perfect, only issue might be the ownership....
Could just see them wanting to avoid pegulas right now
Otherwise I don't know how you dont pick that city for Atlantic
I guess, if they’re going to be really picky with 4 and 5 star hotels.
Athletic did a run down, buffalo hotels seem to be holding it back
That's the tiers they listed
- Tier 1 (Leaders): Columbus, Edmonton, Minnesota, Toronto
- Tier 2 (Strong Possibility): Dallas, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Vegas
- Tier 3 (Fallback): Arizona, Buffalo, Carolina, Colorado, Detroit, St Louis, Vancouver
- Tier 4 (No Chance): Everyone else
Ya, although with the boost to the economy, they are probably booking 2 hotels fully for a month or two and would need constant catering and cleaning services, you would think a deal could be madeI guess, if they’re going to be really picky with 4 and 5 star hotels.
It seems this is more of the issue...
But, while ice and dressing rooms wouldn’t be an issue, the state and county being in a virtual shutdown would be.
Hmmm, that’s odd. Fucking Cuomo.
He has an article in athletic on it too
For you, the big thing is the supposed draft lotto changing this year
Yeah, one of my good friends has been all over this. He's a big draft guy so I knew this. I'll take either one, no doubt.For you, the big thing is the supposed draft lotto changing this year
Talk is only 1 team pulled instead of 3, so wings could at worst pick 2, and teams could only move 4 spots up, so if anyone outside top 5 wins than wings pick 1 anyway
Lafreniere is a beast, but if you dont get him byfield is a massive upside too
Probly still 2 years away, but elite talent is gonna be there
These are the same rangers that took Karpotsev off Chicago’s hands 20+ years ago... but all jokes aside I agree with you. The rangers are close. I’d say those good moves are closer to 3 than 5 too. How did you become a Brew Crew fan?The Rangers are at most 3-5 good moves away from being a legitimate Cup contender for the next 5 plus years. Those moves are firing the incompetent David Quinn and replacing him with a coach that can get the most out of young talent; dump Jacob Trouba on any team dumb enough to trade for him; resign Tony DeAngelo long term; land one more high end forward prospect preferably a center.
LFriedge says this seems to be the format league is liking now
The top four seeds (based on points percentage) in the East would be Boston, Tampa Bay, Washington and Philadelphia. Top four in the West would be St. Louis, Colorado, Vegas and Dallas.
They would receive byes through the play-in, but participate in a three-game tournament to get some action. I confess I’m not certain of all the details on if or how it would affect playoff seeding.
The rest of the playoffs would be “bracketed.” That means, in both conferences 5 vs. 12, 6 vs. 11, 7 vs. 10, and 8 vs. 9.
So that would mean an Eastern Conference opening round of:
• 5. Pittsburgh vs. 12. Montreal (winner plays four seed)
• 6. Carolina vs. 11. Rangers (winner plays three seed)
• 7. Islanders vs. 10. Florida (winner plays two seed)
• 8. Toronto vs. 9. Columbus (winner plays one seed)
And a Western Conference opening round of:
• 5. Edmonton vs. 12. Chicago (winner plays four seed)
• 6. Nashville vs. 11. Arizona (winner plays three seed)
• 7. Vancouver vs. 10. Minnesota (winner plays two seed)
• 8. Calgary vs. 9. Winnipeg (winner plays one seed)
The play-in series would be a best-of-five. The rest of the playoffs would be best-of-seven.
Once again, it depends on approval from both the teams and players — which could come over the next few days.
Ya a ton, they are opening up the team facilities next week I believeAre the teams going to get a month or at least a week or two to skate together?
If this happens I’d like to see the numbers on an Islanders future
Nice.Ya a ton, they are opening up the team facilities next week I believe
Also players are allowed to train at local facilities if they dont wanna travel
I.e Austin matthews if hes in arizona, doesnt need to travel to toronto if he dowsnt want, he could use coyotes facilities
So it was only tampa and carolina that voted no