Rumors about the renewal of the NHL season has not subsided for a moment. This time Radko Gudas and Mitch Marner were provocative.
The defender of “Washington” and the Czech national team shared his opinion on the return of the NHL season after the coronavirus pandemic.
“I don’t think we should keep playing when the seasons have been canceled all over the world. We weren’t allowed to the Olympics so we wouldn’t get injured, and at the same time, they want to continue the NHL season. If we continue to play, our sport will go against the flow. Money is money. Today they are the ones who move the world. It’s a little sad that because of the money they are willing to risk the health of players. If one guy catches the virus, he can spread it across the league in a week. They plan for us to play with each other One case and the season can be canceled again. Does it make sense to restore it with such risks? ”Gudas said.
The Toronto forward also shared his opinion. “I think so – well, I’m ready to start all over again, let’s light up. But what if someone gets sick and dies? What will happen then? These are horrible thoughts, but still, “Marner said.
Many NHL players, like Gudas and Marner, do not want a return to the season. You can read more about it here.
But in this case, with the pandemic, the NHL leadership is behaving like businessmen. They calculate the losses from the break in the season. The current loss ranges from $ 500 million to $ 600 million, and if the season does not return, the estimated loss will be $ 1.3 billion. Therefore, the NHL is determined to extend the season.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the coronavirus has been detected in 8 NHL players, three of whom play for Colorado and five more for Ottawa. Despite the current situation, the NHL is determined to restart the season. The league released a medical report on the second stage before the resumption of the season. According to him, only six hockey players will be able to attend the ice training at a time. In this case, coaches and other staff at this time on the ice must be absent. Personal protective equipment is always recommended, except for training exercises. Ice hockey players are allowed to not wear masks. In the second stage, players will be tested for coronavirus twice a week. The third stage will mean approval of rules for the training camp, the fourth – the resumption of the season. But when will that occur, even the experts are afraid to predict.
Do you think it is worth resuming the season now or not?