With Edmonton and Toronto being chosen as the two NHL Hub cities, the question most often asked now is, which of the two will play host to the Stanley Cup final and Conference finals?— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 2, 2020
The answer, apparently, is Edmonton.
EVERYTHING IS COMING UP MILHOUSE
After the city was awarded hub city status, news comes today that the cup will be awarded in Edmonton. I believe that’s two good things in a row. Good things come in threes. I fully expect the league to now waive the Oilers from having to play the play-in round.
Hey, one can wish.
The Oilers just have to win the play-in round and then four more rounds after that. Easy-squeazy. No trouble at all. Get that Nugent-Hopkins / Draisaitl / Yamamoto line going and get the McDavid / Ennis tandem together and wind them up. I’m looking at you, Chicago.
Is this an unfair advantage? Perhaps. Do I care? If the Oilers bow out, no. This season’s been fractured, we’re getting July, August and September hockey, there will be triple-headers every day during the playoffs (hope the ice is ready), and we’re cramming the end of a season in during the most non-hockey months of the year.
If the Oilers win? Plan the parade.