View Poll Results: When will the NHL season resume (in any form)?

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  • May

    2 5.41%
  • June

    4 10.81%
  • July

    6 16.22%
  • August or later

    2 5.41%
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    23 62.16%
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    Will the NHL season resume in some form? If so, when? Curious to gauge the level of optimism or pessimism on here.

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    Default Re: When, if ever, does the NHL season resume?

    This season will be canceled. Well be lucky to get training camp and preseason started on time for next season. Im not being negative, Im being a realist.

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    Default Re: When, if ever, does the NHL season resume?

    3 months minimum

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    I think canceling the season is the most likely outcome. That also applies if the doors open during the summer and the league/PA can't agree on how to roll out the playoffs/offseason.


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    Yep. Sad to say it but everything I read tells me this will be months. Season will be cancelled.

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    Default Re: When, if ever, does the NHL season resume?

    Should add "Next season is postponed" as an option...
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    Default Re: When, if ever, does the NHL season resume?

    Season will be cancelled. Another question to ponder - will the draft occur in June via teleconference or be postponed?

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    Default Re: When, if ever, does the NHL season resume?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pit Bulls View Post
    Season will be cancelled. Another question to ponder - will the draft occur in June via teleconference or be postponed?
    Teleconference I'd think. I imagine by then SportsNet will be begging them to produce any content to replace whatever it is they're filling the airtime with now.
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    When the NHLPA put towards a possible solution of July start, that's best case scenario. So it would be prolly closer to an August start, and at that point, just cancel it.
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    Default Re: When, if ever, does the NHL season resume?

    Also, how would a July or August start work for players that will be UFA and RFA July 1? Its easy to say theyd just play for the chance to win the Cup but those guys need to be healthy in order to sign new deals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DusterDave View Post
    Also, how would a July or August start work for players that will be UFA and RFA July 1? It’s easy to say they’d just play for the chance to win the Cup but those guys need to be healthy in order to sign new deals.
    Part of the proposed plan was FA/Draft happens in September/October. So it would slide to the month after the Playoffs end.

    Legally, I don't know how that would go though.
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    Default Re: When, if ever, does the NHL season resume?

    I wonder if the NHL would come back without fans just to have the season completed one way or another. I know franchises don't love the idea of no fans but its better than nothing I guess. It will be hard to pull off without it impacting the next season, so let's hope they get creative. I'm not optimistic but I still hold out some hope, just because both parties really want to make it happen. It may not be in their hands, though.

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    C - McDavid, Crosby, Tavares
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    D - Barrie, Hamilton, Klefbom, Ristolainen, Pulock, Spurgeon
    G - Andersen, Varlamov, Lehner, Crawford

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    Default Re: When, if ever, does the NHL season resume?

    Quote Originally Posted by pmorrow View Post
    I wonder if the NHL would come back without fans just to have the season completed one way or another. I know franchises don't love the idea of no fans but its better than nothing I guess. It will be hard to pull off without it impacting the next season, so let's hope they get creative. I'm not optimistic but I still hold out some hope, just because both parties really want to make it happen. It may not be in their hands, though.
    My guess is that every time a player gets coronavirus, you're looking at least three weeks after that. So if a player is diagnosed two weeks from now, that still means we're five weeks out.

    Every positive test for an NHL player will push back the start date.

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    If (insert ALL the qualifiers on that if) this thing is under control in a few weeks, with cases vastly diminished and the infected more or less quarantined and healthcare systems no longer straining at the seams, we may see a return to normal life in early May. Until that happens the high rate of infection and high fatality rate, coupled with our medical system's ability to cope with the volume of cases, pose too high a risk of having a second outbreak from any early lifting of restrictions.

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    If the major sports really wanted to get back to it... there is a possible way to do it.... but it would take some extreme commitment from a decently large group of people.

    Anyone ever watched the TV show Survivor or Big Brother? Well people from those shows are in a true quarantine... if NHL players, TV crews, etc, etc, that it takes to put on the production of an NHL game all committed 100% to a full quarantine... it could be done. But we know that is almost impossible with the nature of humans these days. I have the ability to run and get the jug of milk myself... so why would I ask someone to do that for me.

    So with how extreme the above option is to get things going... I think the EARLIEST start we could see is September... and since I am a glass half full kind of guy... I am going to vote for that!

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