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    Are these divisions just for this season? What's going on?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonGeminiX View Post
    Are these divisions just for this season? What's going on?
    Yeah, it's just for this season. They grouped all the Canadian teams together because of the border restrictions between the US and Canada. It wasn't feasible for American teams to travel to Canada to play and have to quarantine for 14 days every time they crossed the border.

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    I keep forgetting what a meme clownworld it is out there and that these things exist I'm still pissed about them pausing the playoffs for black lives matter, that was fkn insulting.

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    The league said financially it'd be cheaper not to even play this season. I've heard the NFL would be profitable even without fans in stadiums, but the NHL is not that way at all yet so I'm just glad we're getting a season at all. Crossing my fingers there aren't any big outbreaks that shut things down. I really need hockey in my life right now

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    4 games in and all the Russians on the Caps have Covid including Ovie Sounds like they were up late partying their dicks off drinking vodka. Oopsies. Can take a Russian out of Russia, but can't take the Russia out of the Russians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfather View Post
    4 games in and all the Russians on the Caps have Covid including Ovie Sounds like they were up late partying their dicks off drinking vodka. Oopsies. Can take a Russian out of Russia, but can't take the Russia out of the Russians.
    The league fined the Caps $100K for the Covid restriction violations.

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    NHL borrows $1 billion to financially help teams, per report

    By Chris Bengel - CBS Sports




    Like many sports leagues, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the NHL very hard from a financial standpoint. They've been hit so hard that, according to a report from Mark J. Burns and Chris Smith of Sports Business Journal, the league has borrowed approximately $1 billion, which will be divided amongst the 31 teams.

    The lenders haven't been revealed and the league hasn't issued any statement regarding the massive loan. Each team will have access to an estimated $30 million in the event of cash-flow problems, payroll issues and other expenses. That figure makes this similar to the support plan the NBA recently put in place to financially assist basketball teams.

    NHL commissioner Gary Bettman had already revealed that he expects the league to lose billions of dollars to operate during the 2021 season, which began in early January.

    "We have made some financial arrangements that make sure our cash flow is what it needs to be, although that's not found money, that's debt," Bettman said earlier this month. "Our clubs, our owners are having to write checks and so while there's an economic consequence to playing a season, all of our owners and our clubs are in a position to weather it."

    A league-wide credit facility already exists, but, according to the report, the NHL teams that have "well-financed" owners aren't likely to take the additional funds.

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    did the players take salary cuts while this garbage is going on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBD View Post
    did the players take salary cuts while this garbage is going on?
    Nope

    They did accept more advertising though. There are now small ads on their helmets and you see a bit more advertising around the league than last year. Even the 4 divisions' names are sponsored It's not ideal... we better not look like those euro-trash hockey leagues.

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    My Nucks are horrible this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfather View Post
    My Nucks are horrible this year.
    You can always become a Leafs fan



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