As we reported earlier, President Trump held a conference call on Saturday with the commissioners of 12 different sports leagues, including NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. It was reported that Trump told the commissioners on the call that he hopes to have fans back in stadiums and arenas by August and September, although that timeline is being debated.
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun joined SportsCentre on Sunday to share his takeaways from the call and discuss whether or not Trump’s desire to have sports resume ‘sooner rather than later’ will expedite the process.
LeBrun reiterated that the NHL’s strong desire is to resume the 2019-2020 season at some point, even if that means games in August and September.
In another press conference held later on Saturday, California Governor Gavin Newsom stated that he does not expect normal NFL or college football games to be played in front of full stadiums in the state of California later in the year.
By Jon Sorensen