While nothing is official, things are looking pretty good for the NHL’s return. Ted Leonsis, the majority owner of the Washington Capitals and Wizards said on a recent interview on CNN that he believed both the NHL and NBA 2019-2020 seasons will be completed without fans.
With the coronavirus putting a stop to all major sports in North America, the NHL has been on a hiatus since March 12. There is still much debate as to if, when, and how the NHL season will resume. The season’s suspension is undoubtedly disheartening for fans, players, and all involved in the world of hockey; however, the NHL’s hiatus may have a silver lining for some teams.
The Canadian native finished his career with the San Jose Sharks in the 2017-2018 season. At 39 years old, Ward attended the Montreal Canadiens training camp ahead of the 2018-2019 season, but the forward was unable to attain a roster spot.
With the coronavirus putting all professional sports to a stop, the fate of the of the 2019-2020 NHL season is still up in the air. There may only be a handful of games left in the regular season, but we can still give our early end of season awards during the NHL’s hiatus.
The spread of the coronavirus has put a halt to 2019-2020 seasons, and there are few ideas as to if or when the season is going to resume. Though the season is on hold, that does not mean that all NHL entertainment has come to a halt.
On Saturday morning, the Edmonton Oilers and Caves family announced that center Colby Cave died at only 25 years old.
Since it has been a month since the season’s suspension, both the NHL and the NHL Player’s Association are looking for ways they can resume and complete the 2019-2020 campaign. According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, one idea thrown around is to play the remainder of the season in North Dakota with only players and essential personnel present.
There is no denying the success of the Vegas Golden Knights in their first three seasons of existence. The Las Vegas NHL franchise burst onto the scene in their 2017-2018 season winning both the Pacific Division and the Western Conference Championships before being denied a Stanley Cup by the Washington Capitals in the Final.