Serious Hurdles to Overcome For NHL Return

When NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has something in his head, trying to make him look at anything else, even common sense, seems to be an impossible task. His negotiating tactics with the NHLPA for every CBA under his reign has been to lock down players and he’s even proven that he’s willing to lose an entire season to suit his or the owners’ “needs”. But don’t ask him to take this COVID-19 seriously. That he won’t. He refuses to shut down this season, preferring instead to make the players play in empty arenas throughout the summer and delaying next season instead of doing what every other professional league as done: the right thing by shutting down.

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NHL Hopeful To Return But Will Fans Be Ready?

The NHL is stopped, and it’s not the only thing. All other major league sports around the world are either postponed or cancelled. Concerts are postponed, businesses are either shut down or working under difficult conditions, some are forced to work from home. Doctors, first respondents and hospital staff are exhausted. Everyone has to adjust to this terrible Coronavirus pandemic. This situation is not without reminding me of a quote by the great Martin Luther King Jr… “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

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