"I love the NHL", Dix said, when asked about the Vancouver-NHL bid potentially being scuttled. Paul and Pittsburgh were later eliminated from contention.
The NHL is expected to announced hub cities by the end of the week. That could have changed with an influx of players, coaches, and staffers coming to British Columbia from areas with high infection rates in the United States. We have a good balance.
Canucks COO Trent Carroll said it's been a collaborative effort from the beginning with the National Hockey League and all parties involved.
Following a snag in Vancouver's bid to be a hub city for the NHL's return-to-play plan, the league has begun focusing on other options, Sportsnet can confirm.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry previously approved a plan for Vancouver to be a possible National Hockey League hub city, and on Wednesday reiterated the National Hockey League proposal was specific and more than exceeded the requirements needed to ensure there is no contact with the public, with players in quarantine for the entire time they would be here. Each team would also be responsible for any COVID-19 testing and agree not to interact with the public during a 14-day isolation period.
The city's multiple arenas and interconnected high-end hotels make for an ideal set-up for isolating the players and staff in quarters with considerable amenities.
Despite a recent spike in positive coronavirus tests, Las Vegas is still the favorite in the United States. Our hard work in flattening the curve against COVID-19 is what made Vancouver a strong candidate.
Los Angeles has the advantage of having a top-notch facility and experienced operations crew at Staples Center while being a neutral site because the Kings didn't qualify for the expanded playoffs. Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Kings' practice facility, Toyota Sports and Performance Center in El Segundo, are under common ownership, so there's one central source for resolving potential problems and creating customized solutions that meet teams' needs.