The day after the Canadian Olympic Committee made the bold decision to avoid the Tokyo Olympics unless they were postponed, the Canadian Hockey League followed suit with a bold decision of their own, to cancel their playoffs and forego awarding the Memorial Cup for the first time in it’s 102 year history.
The #CHL and regional leagues have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Playoffs and @CHLMemorialCup.
We look forward with hope that next season will provide new opportunity to celebrate and that the #MemorialCup may be presented.
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— CanadianHockeyLeague (@CHLHockey) March 23, 2020
Given the absolute amount of uncertainty, and that much of their leagues are uncompensated kids, this seems like a wise decision, than one that I can appreciate they probably didn’t take lightly.
There will undoubtedly be impacts that stem from this.
For a player like Nick Robertson, who was having a historic year and getting it cut short, this can’t be fun. For players looking to make their cases for NHL careers, and hoped to be seen in high profile playoff environments, they are going to be judged on their existing …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation