2020-2021 NHL Season

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2020-2021 NHL Season

Such as it is, the Canucks got off on the right foot with a 5-3 win over EDM. Going into this season, I asked my best friend to finish this sentence: "the new season will be a..." Both of us said in unison "A JOKE". He was born in Vancouver the day after the first game of the Canucks inaugural 1970 season, and is about as hard core a fan as they come--spends hours studying draft prospects and really cares about the club's (mis)management. The only thing he does like about it is that a Canadian team has the best chance of winning in 28 years, but that's the problem, this will be an asterisk Cup victory like the 2 lockouts of 1995 and 2013.

I'm not old enough to remember the Original Six era of the NHL, but this has to be like four simultaneous versions of that mayhem--they will play within their own leagues until there is only four bruised survivors left to play for the Cup. Whether these grandiose plans come to fruition is of course up to the Virus, since the league decided to abandon the proven success of last summer's bubbles (unworkable over a 6 month grind). They are already making plans to have the season standings prorated by winning percentage, since they are trying to get it done before NBC's commitment to the Summer Olympics kicks in--but there is talk in Japan that they should postpone them again anyway.


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