NHL’s Canadian teams set to play at home in 2020-21
The NHL has delivered an update that will come as good news to the Canadian teams.
In a statement, the NHL announced that it believes it has reached an agreement with Canadian health authorities to allow the league’s seven Canadian teams to play in their home arenas this season. That had been a significant question because the health authorities reportedly wanted the seven teams to play in a bubble at one location.
Statement from Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly on NHL Canadian Clubs Playing in Home Arenas. pic.twitter.com/mtCLTwlLcB
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 24, 2020
The NHL announced they will have a 56-game regular season. All the games will be intradivision to limit travel due to COVID-19. That means the Canadian teams will only face each other this regular season.