Las Vegas And Vancouver Latest Favorites To Be Hub Cities For NHL Playoffs

It sounds like Las Vegas and Vancouver are now the latest favorites to be designated as the two hub cities to host the 2020 NHL playoffs.

Sportsnet Radio’s Satiar Shaw was the first to report that Vancouver was now the leading Canadian city to become a hub city. The report was seemingly confirmed by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

The Fourth Period’s David Pagnotta also claims a source very close to the process believes that both Vancouver and Vegas are the favorites,

This would place both hub cities in the west, which was previously believed to be an issue for the league. We should no more within the next week or so.

On Friday it was reported that the Canadian federal government made a move to assist one of three Canadian cities to become a hub city for the National Hockey League’s resumption of play.

A Canadian federal official told The Canadian Press on Thursday that the government issued an order in council that would allow one of Vancouver, Edmonton or Toronto to serve as one of the NHL’s two hub cities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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