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Vancouver dropped from finalists for NHL hub city

The NHL is closing in on deciding its two hub cities for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. We break down the latest news.

General view of Rogers Arena prior to NHL action between the Vancouver Canucks and the Toronto Maple Leafs on December 10, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images

The National Hockey League has not yet finalized the two hub cities for its 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but the league is getting closer. Earlier this week, ESPN reported the decision was down to six cities: Las Vegas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Edmonton, Toronto, and Vancouver. However, late in the week, the Canucks organization announced their home city was no longer in the running.

All the Canadian cities were in question due to the country’s quarantine requirements for visitors. However, the Canadian government is open to an NHL-specific quarantine, which leaves Toronto and Edmonton in the mix.

There was talk the hub cities would be announced on June 22nd, but that did not pan out. The NHL is planning for a July 10th start to training camp in home cities, after which teams will relocate to the hub cities. If things remain on track, an announcement would seemingly be in the works in the next two weeks.