NHL: Now What? Drink Corona… Draft?

This Coronavirus epidemic has reached proportions that no one expected. The NHL, like every other professional sport, was going about its business as usual. The trade deadline had come and gone, and teams were gearing up for the playoffs or, like our beloved Montreal Canadiens, they were in the evaluation phase of their season, making plans for the next step(s) to take in the off-season. Scouts were all over the world looking for talent in preparation for the NHL Draft in June but have since been called back home, with most leagues having made the decision to shut down. Only the NHL and AHL have yet to announce the cancellation, or so it seems.

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The Impact of Cancelling The NHL Season

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced the suspension of its 2020 season after it was discovered that Utah Jazz’ player Rudy Gobert was diagnosed with the Coronavirus. In the same timeframe, the showbizness world was also put into shock when highly decorated actor Tom Hanks and his wife posted a message announcing that they both had contracted the virus as well, while filming in Australia. Cases are mounting everywhere in the world, to the point where the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic.

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