TORONTO — Let’s start with the simple reality that the NHL has successfully pulled this off.
Barring someone in the hub, a player or team staff, breaking protocol and doing something very stupid that ends up getting a lot of people sick, this bubble methodology will work.
Back in Phase 2 when teams were showing up at rinks and the Tampa Bay Lightning had a half dozen or more positive Covid tests, the picture wasn’t so rosy.
I was appropriately pessimistic.
Yet again however, an organization that has always impressed me with its event planning and execution has apparently done it again.