News and notes: Toronto shortlisted for hub city, NHL start date set, player contracts extended and bigger workout group

Well ladies and gentlemen, it’s been a huge news day around the NHL and I’m going to try and tie it all up in this post.

Toronto shortlisted as hub city
The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun has reported that Toronto remains in the mix and has been shortlisted, along with Edmonton, Vancouver and Las Vegas, as a potential hub city.
Toronto remains in the mix and according to sources MLSE resubmitted its updated bid on Sunday after also tweaking it earlier last week. Toronto got feedback last week from the NHL/NHLPA on a few things with its bid and responded with an update Sunday.
So where that leaves Toronto, it’s hard to tell. One of the major concerns with the Toronto bid is whether the bubble can be tight enough downtown. But on the flip side, Toronto is in the Eastern time zone which presumably would help the TV schedule, and has hosted all kinds of major events including the 2016 World Cup of Hockey; there’s a lot of know-how there.
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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

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