The NHL would no longer plan to postpone games in Canada!

Published January 3, 2022 at 8:49 PM

While the Montreal Canadiens are on break until January 12 and are expected to play only one home game by January 27, the National Hockey League would no longer be planning to postpone additional games involving Canadian teams.

It was Bill Daly himself who announced the news, who explained that the NHL is running out of time, due to the many games that have already been postponed, and that it could not afford to continue like this.

«I don't expect many more games in Canada to be postponed,» he said. «The schedule is constantly being updated and changed,» Daly added. «We probably have a little bit of leeway left, but not a lot.»

More than 90 games have already been moved due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases across the league. This forced NHL leaders to reverse their decision to allow players to participate in the Beijing Olympics in February.

In these circumstances, postponing other games would greatly complicate the resumption of these games in time. This information would explain why Gary Bettman and his associates let the Habs play, despite the aberrant number of absentees that Dominique Ducharme has had.

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