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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Jun 23 @ 4:10 PM ET
Guest Writer: Go North: Canada is NHL’s best hope to complete ambitious pandemic playoffs
Atomic Wedgie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Wedgie guy is the leader of the club here. You will not get him to speak like an actual adult.
Joined: 07.31.2006

Jun 23 @ 6:02 PM ET
Guest Writer: Go North: Canada is NHL’s best hope to complete ambitious pandemic playoffs
- Eklund

Is Giles Moncour any relation to Gilles Moncour, who was a guest columnist on March 25, 2019?

https://www.hockeybuzz.co...-of-Hockey-Hell/163/98517

islansjet
Winnipeg Jets
Joined: 03.13.2017

Jun 23 @ 6:25 PM ET
If restarting the season is about safety first then the Hubs should be Edmonton and Vancouver, which have the lowest C-19 numbers of any NHL cities.
Atomic Wedgie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Wedgie guy is the leader of the club here. You will not get him to speak like an actual adult.
Joined: 07.31.2006

Jun 23 @ 6:48 PM ET
If restarting the season is about safety first then the Hubs should be Edmonton and Vancouver, which have the lowest C-19 numbers of any NHL cities.
- islansjet

James Tanner has more advanced stats that show COVID-19 is lowest in Arizona.
tkecanuck341
Los Angeles Kings
Location: Irvine, CA
Joined: 06.25.2009

Jun 23 @ 9:01 PM ET
"R0" is pronounced "R-naught" and it's a subscript number 0, not a lowercase letter o. Generally when subscript is not available, it's typed as "R0" and not "Ro" to prevent confusion. The R0 number measures how many people, on average, that an infected person will spread the disease to. So if the R0 is <1, that means the disease is retreating and will eventually die out on its own. If the R0 is >1, that means that further intervention is required to prevent an outbreak. A R0 = 1 means that infections are stable and the infection rate is not increasing or descreasing.

The estimated R0 of COVID-19 is around 2.5 to 3, so a local R0 of 1.4 is actually quite low and a sign that preventative methods are helping to slow the transmission rate. It's above 1, so it means that infection rate is still increasing, but if the "protective bubble" that Bob McKenzie refers to is put into place to further mitigate the spread of infection, there's no reason why Vegas wouldn't be a suitable location for a hub city.

Here's an article on R0 explained in the vernacular by the NY Times.

https://www.nytimes.com/2...navirus-R0-explainer.html
Nighthawk
Vancouver Canucks
Location: North of the 49th, BC
Joined: 01.09.2015

Jun 23 @ 10:05 PM ET
A no brainer...

The US hasn’t handled the pandemic well at all let alone any of their social issues. Both hubs should be in Canada.
Coburns_Nose
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Coburn's face
Joined: 11.16.2012

Jun 24 @ 12:21 AM ET
would everyone just please wear a (frank)ing mask and avoid crowds so we can have some goddamn hockey please