Could Alberta's stronger travel safety measures impact Edmonton's 'hub' city chances?
The Edmonton Oilers, together with the Province of Alberta and City of Edmonton, will include a lifestyle presentation as part of their hub city pitch to the NHL, according to a report from TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger.
"Edmonton is rolling out an impressive lifestyle presentation in its hub city quest," Dreger reported. "Secured golf course. Cool temperatures. Outdoor big screens for movies/other games. Some fun stuff planned."
TSN's Ryan Rishaug adds that more conversations have taken place between the Provincial and Federal governments, and the Oilers Entertainment Group and his sense is a solution is on the way for the mandatory 14-day quarantine required for anyone entering Canada and the ban on non-essential travel between Canada and the United States to not be prohibitive for the NHL to have a hub city in Canada.
The Oilers have been pushing to be considered a hub city if the NHL season resumes and the league decides to use the hub city format.