After what seemed like an eternity, sports are officially back. The MLB began their shortened season just over a week ago, and 16 games have already had to be cancelled/postponed due to COVID-19. Now commissioner Rob Manfred has threatened to cancel the season altogether if things do not improve.
This has led to wide speculation about how the MLB should have entered a bubble environment similar to the NBA. So far, the NBA restart has begun flawlessly. Not only are players remaining COVID-free, but the games have been wildly entertaining. However, what you might not know is there is another bubble sport beginning today. That’s right, the NHL is in their own bubble and the chase for the Stanley Cup has commenced.
The NHL bubble has technically divulged into two separate bubbles: the Eastern Conference teams have settled in Toronto and the West is in Edmonton. After many practices and exhibition games, the NHL is back and similar to March Madness, there will be hockey all day starting at noon each day. For the full schedule of all games you can follow this link here.
If you are only interested in the Nashville Predators, their season will restart on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 2:00 p.m. EST. They will play a five-game qualifying series against the Arizona Coyotes to determine who officially makes the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They will continue to play every-other day until either team clinches the series.
Just like March Madness, the tournament goes by fast, so be sure to enjoy this surplus of sports while we still have it.