jennifer_rocket

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  1. Oh man. Just cancel the season already. At this rate the 2019-2020 playoffs won't begin until September/October 2020.
  2. It's possible all teams might just be stuck at the hockey rink and the hotel, no? They might say, "no contact with anyone outside of the team and staff until you're eliminated." I'm just speculating, but yeah... I s'pose that could be a thing.
  3. Yeah, I mean, a lot of people (poor and rich) are going to be out a lot of money globally in almost every sector (sports and everything else). The NHL will survive in some form, even with all those lost revenues. Hockey will continue to exist at a professional level. However, the league has been obsessed with this idea of expansion for years now and maybe that's just not feasible. And maybe this is the moment they might realize it. Maybe Arizona doesn't need a team. Maybe player salaries can't keep rising to the degree that they've gone up in the past 10 years.
  4. I feel like I also heard today that there would need to be hotel suites available that are up to a certain standard near to the arena chosen.
  5. Yep. That's exactly what it feels like. I understand there are arguments out there about "stimulating the economy" but I don't really see the huge societal economic benefits of playing hockey games in mostly empty stadiums. I mean, it's not like bar owners/restaurants will be allowed to pack fans in to watch. TV networks will reap some of the rewards, as will the NHL. But it's not like this is going to help out small business owners or something. Yes, it will provide entertainment to many sports fans, but... I mean, I can live without hockey for now. I'm sure many people can.
  6. Yeah, the whole thing just feels opportunistic. Bettman knows there are a ton of people out there desperate to watch any sport. He probably sees this as a good opportunity to "grow the game." I've been on the side of 'cancel the season' since the beginning and I still think that's what should happen.
  7. Could be a good idea! As long as the ice surface is the right quality, playing in a smaller city like Halifax could be a very sensible choice.
  8. Really didn't think the NHLPA would vote in favor of this. I was wrong. Hey! We could beat the Penguins in round one!
  9. Thanks for that. I had no idea.
  10. I don't even think the players get paid for playoff games. Isn't a player's salary paid out entirely during the regular season? Or, I mean, for the regular season games?
  11. I take your point, but I still don't think the NHLPA will agree to a 24-team format and hub cities. Many are young men without families, yes, but many are not. What percentage of agreement would the NHLPA need to vote in favor of a hub city playoff format? Anyone know?
  12. We're not going to compete for the Cup in a 24-team format or a 16-team format so I'd rather just end the season for Montreal and have management focus on the off-season.
  13. I can't imagine the NHLPA would be okay with spending months in a few hub cities in a 24-team format. Why on Earth would the players agree to spend that much time in another city away from their families?
  14. Not yet, but I believe some shipping routes to Newfoundland (where I live) have been cancelled, so... perhaps it becomes an issue in the future. Hard to say.
  15. Knock on wood. I could absolutely see him looking lost and becoming a scapegoat of the coaching staff or something. I hope that does not happen.
  16. My expectations are low for his rookie season. Beyond that, I have no idea. But I really, really don't expect Romanov to solve our defensive problems in 2020-21. I mean, it's gotta take him a few seasons to adjust to the NHL, no?
  17. Three-year entry-level contract for Romanov. Not sure on any other details.
  18. Maybe. But then again, they can both look forward to their respective teams continuing to be good performers in 2020-21. It is crappy that they won't get to compete for the Cup this season, but they'll be back competing again.
  19. I wonder if other major soccer leagues will follow their lead? The Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, and so on. Definitely seems like a decision driven by money. I wonder if everything stops again as soon as a player contracts the virus?
  20. Dang. Would love to have Halak back here to split games with Carey. Too bad. He seems pretty committed to the Bruins at this point in his career.
  21. I wish the NHL would just give up on restarting for the year. Cancel the season and start making plans for the draft, free agency, and training camp.
  22. Good deal for him. He'll get playing time, can boost his NHL value on a one-year deal, and will play on a team that is likely to make the post-season.
  23. I think there are major concerns about the capacity to manufacture a vaccine, though. A friend of mine who works in the field of infectious disease has mentioned that some of the vaccines that are showing promise have absolutely no supply chains for mass manufacture. How long does that take to develop? I have no idea. I remain skeptical about vaccines being a solution to the problem in 2020. I think a therapeutic drug might be more likely.
  24. A friend of mine is an infectious disease specialist. He mentioned to me that a vaccine is, indeed, likely a while away. He also mentioned that some of the most promising work being done on vaccines... Well, those don't have much of a supply chain for mass manufacturing it. He's more hopeful a therapeutic drug is able to help the situation before a vaccine is completed and available.
  25. Maybe that could be possible... but... would the NHLPA allow that to happen?