The NHL has already made plans to return to playing games, beginning with a playoff that will consist of 24 teams. However, there is still plenty of work to be done before they can ever drop the puck on the ice. One of the big challenges is figuring out where to play at. As discussed before, it’s tough to do so because they do need a lot of amenities available to them in order to accomplish that goal. That meant that cities without a team were always going to be ruled out.
Today, we have news of a report that states that two of the cities remaining in contention to host part of the festivities had been ruled out. Both Pittsburgh and Dallas look to be out of the running now, with most pointing toward increased numbers of Covid-19 cases in those areas. There are now said to be six cities left in the race. Three of them are in Canada (Edmonton, Toronto, and Vancouver) and three in the United States (Chicago, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas). It’s by no means a perfect science here, and that has been illustrated by the difficulty to narrow one down and just go with.