Being a hub city may not bring big financial boost to Edmonton: sports economist

An NHL hub city press conference was postponed Saturday afternoon as the federal government and the league continued discussions regarding final contract details, according to officials. Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman were…

NHL returning to play in Toronto and Edmonton

A return-to-play plan has been ratified by the NHL, with the cities of Toronto and Edmonton serving as hub cities. Caryn Lieberman reports on how the league hopes to pull it off without risking the health of the players and…

NHL hubs in Edmonton, Toronto offer morale boost but no economic benefit: experts

A plan to operate NHL game hubs in Edmonton and Toronto could draw hundreds of hockey players and staff to both Canadian cities, but business experts say their presence won’t give a huge boost to local economies. While hundreds of…

Calgary Flames’ Hamonic becomes 1st NHL player to opt out of league’s plan to play during pandemic

Just hours after the NHL announced it had reached a deal with the NHLPA to resume play amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Calgary Flames issued a statement to say one of the team’s players told them he would not…

NHL, players’ association announce Toronto and Edmonton as hub cities amid coronavirus

By Joshua Clipperton The Canadian Press Posted July 10, 2020 7:21 pm     Updated July 10, 2020 7:28 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The NHL board of governors and…

Infectious disease expert likes hub plans, but says CFL and other leagues still face issues

Even if the CFL plays an abbreviated 2020 season in a hub city under the strictest of health-and-safety guidelines, an infectious diseases doctor believes there will still be positive tests for the novel coronavirus that could force the league play…

NHL, players’ association reach tentative agreement to resume season Aug 1

The NHL and NHL Players’ Association have taken a massive step towards resuming the coronavirus pandemic-hit 2019-20 season later this summer — and securing labour peace for the foreseeable future. The league and its union announced today the two sides…

NHL, players’ association reach tentative agreement on protocols to resume season

The NHL and NHL Players’ Association agreed Sunday on protocols to resume the season, a major step toward the return of hockey this summer. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press there was an agreement on protocols for training…