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58 minutes ago, High and Inside said:

After listening to Jay and Dan and reports saying minimum of 2 months but more then likely looking at 4-6 months before a return I think the NHL should also pull the plug on the season and turn the focus onto next season. 

The virus may 'disappear' for a bit but it will be back in the fall - you can take that to the bank.  This is what happened with SARS.  People need to get used to living with this for the next few years.  SARS which i went through went from Nov 2002 until July 2003.  

 

 I am here in Japan and things appear to be at a manageable state ( yesterday 30 new cases and i think there may have been one death in the last 2 weeks).  We have been in official shutdown for 2 weeks.  Some schools are starting to go back - why cause of the burden on kids and parents.  And things look to be manageable.  The economy is getting slammed hard here.   My friend's school starts tomorrow.

 

The Japanese gov't identified 15 clusters here.  All were live houses, drinking establishments, gyms, care facilities for elderly, and conference symposium settings.  The largest infection was just over 50.  The average is 10-15 ish.  Gyms here are heavily used by the elderly.   So not large sporting events or other events have been found to be clusters - yet.  The cluster spots as you can guess share common features.  

 

People are thinking first week of April but the word on the street is that around the 3rd week of April that will mean close to 8 weeks here.  Teams are still practicing here.  I went to a uni game this week.  I think the sports will start here in early April with no fans until later.

 

Lastly you can have games by making the right planning

 

refunds for people who might be sick so they don't feel they need to go

Stagger arriving and leaving and using toilets

extensive and sustained cleaning

hand sanitizer everywhere

limited food and drink sales to avoid toilet use

only allow for half filled games and creating some kind of spaced sitting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Heard on the radio that the nba likely will be back mid june the earliest. Tough for NHL to resume unless they to straight to playoffs and have shorter series.

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1 hour ago, FijianCanuck said:

Heard on the radio that the nba likely will be back mid june the earliest. Tough for NHL to resume unless they to straight to playoffs and have shorter series.

Best of 3 and the final best of 5 or 7?

 

Unless players keep in shape which I imagine will be harder to do. Would player safety be an issue? 

 

Would the world hockey fans want hockey past Canada day? 

 

Imo I really think the nhl should take a hit in money this year and go again next year. No one makes playsoffs. Draft will be done over the phone or via Skype or something. Then go from there. This thing is bigger then hockey and even if it slows down in 2months the risk of events, tourists, ect.... Is still there and likely will come back to be a big deal like Sars was. I almost think we shouldn't have sports till we have a vaccine or basically full control of this thing.  150k cases in 3months. I read in another 3months we are on pace for 500k cases. I think media is over hyping it. Doctors are not super worried. People are either freaking out with buying toliet paper for a year of severe poops or don't think they will be affected. Especially us younger people. We most likely won't die but older people are at a much higher risk. Losing parents, uncles, aunts, in laws, and grandparents is not what we want at all. Better be safe then sorry. 

 

It's just money and pleasure at the end of day. 

 

I am probably 6/10 on the freaking out scale. Feel like cdc is roughly a 3/10 from what I read. Sorry for being the crazy one lol

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My guess is they'll cancel the season, no playoffs or Cup awarded. I just can't see how life is supposed to resume normally in the next few months. 

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25 minutes ago, NUCKER67 said:

My guess is they'll cancel the season, no playoffs or Cup awarded. I just can't see how life is supposed to resume normally in the next few months. 

The way this is going the panic could be worse than the virus as not only are they cleaning out the grocery stores but also the gun stores. Gonna shoot the virus I guess. 
I can’t help but think this season is done as this virus in the US is taking off like an Australian bush fire. 

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1 minute ago, spur1 said:

The way this is going the panic could be worse than the virus as not only are they cleaning out the grocery stores but also the gun stores. Gonna shoot the virus I guess. 
I can’t help but think this season is done as this virus in the US is taking off like an Australian bush fire. 

I agree, had to laugh about shooting the virus, but that's concerning too. Panicked, desperate people who are armed. Scary.

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I'm thinking if there's no hockey, maybe until fall, we'll have to come up with some ideas on topics. I suspect the Coronavirus Outbreak thread will eventually reach 1,000 pages. Will they have the NHL Draft? I'm expecting they will, but if the Canucks technically made the playoffs this season, then they have no 1st this year. Or 2nd. Kind of a boring Draft for the Canucks if that happens. 

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2 hours ago, NUCKER67 said:

I'm thinking if there's no hockey, maybe until fall, we'll have to come up with some ideas on topics. I suspect the Coronavirus Outbreak thread will eventually reach 1,000 pages. Will they have the NHL Draft? I'm expecting they will, but if the Canucks technically made the playoffs this season, then they have no 1st this year. Or 2nd. Kind of a boring Draft for the Canucks if that happens. 

Logically if no playoffs even if we were 1st we keep the pick. A few other teams iirc have conditional trades so we wouldn't be the only ones upset

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8 minutes ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

I honestly can’t see the the NHL resuming play before start of June at the earliest.

Really?

If we are locked down for four weeks straight that could 'flatten the curve' and open up May dates imo

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25 minutes ago, Shift-4 said:

Really?

If we are locked down for four weeks straight that could 'flatten the curve' and open up May dates imo

Don’t count on four weeks. Still a lot of people on the move. Four months may be closer. 

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7 hours ago, spur1 said:

The way this is going the panic could be worse than the virus as not only are they cleaning out the grocery stores but also the gun stores. Gonna shoot the virus I guess. 
I can’t help but think this season is done as this virus in the US is taking off like an Australian bush fire. 

gotta protect their White Gold.. sheesh.. 

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At this point I’d prefer they just say seasons not going to happen. No sense hanging onto something that more then likely won’t happen. Take our first this year and prepare for next year. I would guess we are 3 months away from things being normal again. Sad but pretty realistic imo. They don’t shut borders down and everything back to normal a month after. No way

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There will be new cases for months at best. All the measures will indeed slow it down, but passing from person to person (some without symptoms) I can't see life returning to normal any time remotely soon. Reopening any public venues will just prolong things so I expect restrictions to be in place for a long time.

 

Hate to say it, but I am not even confident we can stop it at all unless literally every single Canadian is ordered by law to self isolate for 2 weeks. That isn't feasible when you consider people need supplies, policing, medical care, etc - but even if it was there are many holes which would likely allow a handful of cases to keep going, and even a handful can spread out of control quickly.

 

The season will be cancelled. There is really no way around it that I can see. And while that sucks, it is the least of our worries.

 

I am not a negative person, but I am a realist. This virus will change our lives for a prolonged time and I believe it will only end once a vaccine has been made, tested, produced and administered. 

 

Just creating an effective vaccine is expected to take 12-18 months by what I have read. 

 

It's gonna be a long haul, folks. I am no scientist, but I predict at least 4-6 months of measures similar to what we are seeing right now, and several years of economic recovery and possible travel restrictions.

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1 hour ago, kloubek said:

There will be new cases for months at best. All the measures will indeed slow it down, but passing from person to person (some without symptoms) I can't see life returning to normal any time remotely soon. Reopening any public venues will just prolong things so I expect restrictions to be in place for a long time.

 

Hate to say it, but I am not even confident we can stop it at all unless literally every single Canadian is ordered by law to self isolate for 2 weeks. That isn't feasible when you consider people need supplies, policing, medical care, etc - but even if it was there are many holes which would likely allow a handful of cases to keep going, and even a handful can spread out of control quickly.

 

The season will be cancelled. There is really no way around it that I can see. And while that sucks, it is the least of our worries.

 

I am not a negative person, but I am a realist. This virus will change our lives for a prolonged time and I believe it will only end once a vaccine has been made, tested, produced and administered. 

 

Just creating an effective vaccine is expected to take 12-18 months by what I have read. 

 

It's gonna be a long haul, folks. I am no scientist, but I predict at least 4-6 months of measures similar to what we are seeing right now, and several years of economic recovery and possible travel restrictions.

To put it lightly and respectfully, this is quite a reach. We are already seeing drops in both new cases and deaths worldwide. The NHL wouldn’t be optimistic about a resume in May if they didn’t think it was at all possible. 

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16 hours ago, Shift-4 said:

Really?

If we are locked down for four weeks straight that could 'flatten the curve' and open up May dates imo

Haha, were not flattening the curve, not even remotely.

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