The Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto is rumoured to be part of the bubble, containing a hotel, Coca-Cola Coliseum, home to the AHL Marlies, and the surrounding CNE complex could also host games, practices and the players themselves. | Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images
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Here’s the weekly open thread for this week, with the major headlines.
The NHL and NHL Players’ Association have a tentative agreement on Phase 3 and 4 protocols that will allow teams to open training camps and resume the 2019-20 season, all in two bubble cities – Toronto and Edmonton, with the latter hosting the Stanley Cup Final.
In the longer term, the two parties are also close to putting the finishing touches on an all-encompassing new six-year Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Per Pierre LeBrun, the NHL is still planning on a full 82-game season for 2020-21, starting in December or January. Reminder, the Sabres last played a competitive game on March 9th, 2020.