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REPORT: NHL Is Aiming To Return In July, Games Could Be Played At Multiple Neutral Sites

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The NHL isn’t planning on starting back up for at least a couple months.

With the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the world, the NHL hasn’t played since March and it sounds like we won’t get games for awhile. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

 

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According to Andy Slater, Florida Panthers president Matt Caldwell said during a Wednesday media call that the NHL is aiming to restart games in July. Under the current proposal, they’d be played at four or five neutral sites.

Caldwell added that there’d be no fans or limited attendance for these games.

It’s not known where the four or five locations would be, but one of the rumored spots is North Dakota. Honestly, I don’t even care if fans are let in.

Just get the games to start back up. It’s that simple. Put these teams in remote and rural areas and let the games unfold like the tournaments we played in as kids.

At this point, I’ll take literally anything I can get.

 

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Am I happy about having to potentially wait until July for games to start back up? Not really, but we don’t exactly have a ton of options here.

We have to take what we can get and if July is when the NHL can return, then I’m going to live with it.

Again, I’ll take literally anything I can get.

 

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Let’s just all hope the NHL is back sooner than later. We desperately need sports back in our lives!