Are the NHL and AHL going to have to settle on a 35-game season amidst a rampant COVID surge in North America?
This past week, longtime Between The Glass Analyst for NHL On NBC Pierre McGuire raised some ears on TSN 690 in Montreal when he once again said that 35, not 48 games were his minimum amount of games needed to complete the 2021 NHL regular season. McGuire pointed out the fact that Major League Baseball played 100 fewer games this past season and crowned a champion just as the NHL was able to hoist the Stanley Cup.
“Ok so let’s just say to be fair, they played 100 fewer games and they considered the Los Angeles Dodgers a World Champion,” McGuire pointed out. “And Tampa to be a great team to go to the Final. They played a 100 fewer games! So don’t tell me that 35 games in an NHL season wouldn’t be an NHL season.”
McGuire went on to point out the fact that COVID19 is running rampant in the United States and in Canada.