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NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said that he does not see the 2019-20 season resuming in August and was hopeful that it can in the spring, he expressed on an interview with NHL Network radio on Sunday. He called it “a good problem to have” if the season goes into the summer but does not think it is a good point in time to make such a decision yet.
As Commissioner Gary Bettman and he had previously stated, the goal remains to award the Stanley Cup by the season’s end. “I think that should be our objective,” Daly said.
“I’ll tell you that whatever we end up doing is going to take a lot of thought, a lot of betting, a lot of debate and dialogue. It’s not going to be a knee jerk reaction. It’s going to be a thing that we feel is the best, most appropriate way to resume our season,” he continued.
He showed his appreciation toward the NHL players who have been willing to discuss the pause and other items with the media via teleconference during the past few days.
You can listen to the conversation below:
Bill Daly #NHL update on The Power Play
— SiriusXM NHL Network Radio (@SiriusXMNHL) March 27, 2020
By Harrison Brown