NHL and NHLPA Looking At Four Bubble Cities For 2020-21 Season

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Nobody can argue the overall success of the bubble city when it comes to the health of the players. Earlier on Monday the NHL announced that there were no positive test results this past week for the fourth consecutive week. As a result, the success of the bubble protocols may find its way to the 2020-21 season.

Hockey insider John Shannon reported earlier this evening that the NHL and the NHLPA are currently discussing the possibility of expanding the bubble scheme to include four cities, with teams cycling in and out on a rotating basis.

Major League Baseball and the National Football League are currently operating or will operate without bubbles, maintaining home and away schedules, with travel and no fans in the stands. However it’s way too early to claim successes for either format. Should the two leagues manage to successfully complete their seasons without bubbles, one would think the NHL would likely follow suit.

The league is currently scheduled to open training camps in early November with the season opening on December 1.

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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