Report: The NHL and NHLPA nearing agreement on the Asterisk Bowl

Whether you agree with it or not, whether you think it’s good for the players or not, whether you think they’ll get a week into playing again before shutting down again or not, the NHL is hellbent on giving you hockey this summer and coincidentally recouping as much money as possible.
Pierre LeBrun is reporting that a lot of progress has been made, although it’s debatable whether we close to having anything announced.

Sources indicate the Return To Play Committee has talked throughout the weekend, NHL-NHLPA making progress on a 24-team format. Sources also stressing there’s still work to be done, but clearly the weekend has produced some traction. More talks expected over next day or two.
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) May 17, 2020
The thing is, if the league is going to pull off this 24 team tournament, return all the players to cities to train in, relocate to hub cities, and all the while comply with three levels of government and health authorities in two countries, they probably will need to get that finalized soon.
Toronto seems to be in the running to be a hub city and that potentially makes things a …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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