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Rob Simpson: Covering games in ‘The Hub’ is different but working out fine

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Column by Rob Simpson from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto

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.

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