Author Topic: What if the NHL has to cancel the rest of the season?  (Read 4933 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Bender

  • All Star
  • *****
  • Posts: 6579
  • Gender: Male
  • Bender cracked corn and he is great!
    • View Profile
Re: What if the NHL has to cancel the rest of the season?
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2020, 08:57:06 AM »
NBA just suspended the season. Don't know how other major leagues don't follow suit.

I don't know. I'm not saying the NHL shouldn't suspend right now, but I don't think they will (and Dreger says his sources say they won't, at least not yet).

I think the NBA is suspending because the player who tested positive, his entire team, and possibly the teams that he's played against recently will need to self-isolate for 2 weeks. You can't continue the season while that happens.

The issue is that's the kind of thing that leads to outbreaks. It's happened once, might as well be proactive because this isn't going away any time soon.
"They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps. So here is the professor's oldest friend, a grotesque, stinking lobster." - Bender

Online CarltonTheBear

  • Administrator
  • Sittler Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 26412
    • View Profile
Re: What if the NHL has to cancel the rest of the season?
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2020, 09:00:30 AM »
The issue is that's the kind of thing that leads to outbreaks. It's happened once, might as well be proactive because this isn't going away any time soon.

I don't disagree. It's a matter of when not if a NHL player tests positive for it. We've all seen how quickly the flu can go through a team.

TMLfans.ca

Re: What if the NHL has to cancel the rest of the season?
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2020, 09:00:30 AM »

Offline Peter D.

  • Global Moderator
  • Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 1885
    • View Profile
Re: What if the NHL has to cancel the rest of the season?
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2020, 09:35:28 AM »
I think the NHL has no choice to postpone the season at this point.  Would be completely bad optics and negligent to keep their head in the sand and carry on until one of the players tests positive. 

So many teams share arenas with their NBA cousins.  The Raptors are all now in self quarantine.  Who knows what has been circulating down at Scotiabank.

Online bustaheims

  • Sittler Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 21263
  • 56!
    • View Profile
Re: What if the NHL has to cancel the rest of the season?
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2020, 09:42:36 AM »
I think the NHL has no choice to postpone the season at this point.  Would be completely bad optics and negligent to keep their head in the sand and carry on until one of the players tests positive. 

So many teams share arenas with their NBA cousins.  The Raptors are all now in self quarantine.  Who knows what has been circulating down at Scotiabank.

Yeah. I suspect we'll see the season suspended by Sunday. Too much overlap with the NBA. There's almost certainly some players infected but not showing symptoms yet.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Offline Nik

  • Sittler Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 26946
  • All posts approved by CCP
    • View Profile
Re: What if the NHL has to cancel the rest of the season?
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2020, 09:56:59 AM »
Nothing can have value without being an object of utility
-Karl Marx

Offline WAYNEINIONA

  • Rookie
  • ***
  • Posts: 958
    • View Profile
Re: What if the NHL has to cancel the rest of the season?
« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2020, 10:00:17 AM »

 I think we've played are last game for this season.

Offline Bill_Berg

  • Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 1151
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: What if the NHL has to cancel the rest of the season?
« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2020, 10:03:10 AM »

 I think we've played are last game for this season.

Well at least it was a win!

Offline Strangelove

  • Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 1512
    • View Profile
Re: What if the NHL has to cancel the rest of the season?
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2020, 11:34:40 AM »
Yeah I heard that the season will be suspended indefinitely.

Seems to me to be a little excessive given the mortality rates etc but they donít have much choice considering the degree of panic that has erupted. It also appears to be highly contagious.

At least we wonít be eliminated in the first round again.

Online bustaheims

  • Sittler Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 21263
  • 56!
    • View Profile
Re: What if the NHL has to cancel the rest of the season?
« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2020, 11:45:27 AM »
Yeah I heard that the season will be suspended indefinitely.

Seems to me to be a little excessive given the mortality rates etc but they donít have much choice considering the degree of panic that has erupted. It also appears to be highly contagious.

At least we wonít be eliminated in the first round again.

That's the reason it needs to be done. Stopping the spread is easier when you eliminate large group gatherings.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Offline Chris

  • Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 1026
  • TMLfans Rocks!
    • View Profile
Re: What if the NHL has to cancel the rest of the season?
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2020, 11:49:35 AM »
Yeah I heard that the season will be suspended indefinitely.

Seems to me to be a little excessive given the mortality rates etc but they donít have much choice considering the degree of panic that has erupted.
Part of the reason it's going to be a disaster is this kind of thinking. Anything not essential should be shut down including NCAA, all major sports, concerts, parades, college campuses, etc. Cases are going to explode and overwhelm the hospital system. Have you seen what is happening in Italy? It's coming to the US at least, before you know it.

Online herman

  • Sittler Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 19543
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: What if the NHL has to cancel the rest of the season?
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2020, 11:50:55 AM »
Even if itís mostly not fatal under normal circumstances, the highly contagious nature of the virus easily floods and overwhelms healthcare systems (see Italy) to the point where they cannot address every patient properly. Itís an abnormal circumstance when everyone trained to deal with it is burnt out or ill themselves due to lack of equipment and resources.

Making a big deal of it early helps it become a much smaller deal. See Y2K bug.
#BeBlessed

Offline Arn

  • Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 3473
  • Gender: Male
  • Belfast Giant, Toronto Maple Leaf
    • View Profile
    • Kingdom of the Giants
Re: What if the NHL has to cancel the rest of the season?
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2020, 12:02:48 PM »
PGA has announced the Players championship (and other events) will continue without fans. The players will be essential staff only in attendance from tomorrow
I Saw Jay McClement Score.

Offline Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

  • Sittler Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 19371
    • View Profile
Re: What if the NHL has to cancel the rest of the season?
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2020, 12:17:27 PM »
NHL to hold conference call at 1 Eastern.

Online bustaheims

  • Sittler Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 21263
  • 56!
    • View Profile
Re: What if the NHL has to cancel the rest of the season?
« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2020, 12:24:06 PM »


"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Online CarltonTheBear

  • Administrator
  • Sittler Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 26412
    • View Profile
Re: What if the NHL has to cancel the rest of the season?
« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2020, 12:29:08 PM »
I really don't see the point in just pushing things back a month. Not trying to be alarmist or anything but I doubt this is behind us by then.