A Canadian city could still be in the running for a NHL hub city in their 24-team format as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is open to working with the league to bring hockey north of the border.
“We have indicated that we are comfortable with moving forward on an NHL hub in one of three Canadian cities that are asking for it. Obviously, the decision has to be made by the NHL and the cities and provinces in the jurisdiction, but Canada is open to it as long as it is OK’d by the local health authorities.”
Yesterday, TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reported that Toronto would continue to be in the running as a hub city and Trudeau’s comments continue to leave that option open. The NHL will reportedly be having Las Vegas as one of the two hub cities.
According to The Fourth Period’s David Pagnotta, no official decision has been made on where the second city would be but three Canadian cities — Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver — continue to be in the mix.
While no official decisions have been made by NHL/NHLPA on …
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