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Here’s what you should know about the NHL coming to Edmonton

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It’s been a real whirlwind of a few days for hockey in Edmonton. While we wait for the final say from the NHL, here’s everything that has come out so far. Hold onto your hats, because the NHL is coming to Edmonton!

First off, we’ve been chosen alongside Toronto as the two hub cities, in favour of frontrunners like Las Vegas and Vancouver. Formal training camps are set to being on July 13th. Then, all teams will travel to their respective hub city for a July 26th start date.

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Once the playoffs kick off on August 1st, things really get going. The proposed schedule will see three games in each city every day, at essentially 2-hour intervals. So yes, you can watch six games, per day and in real-time, for the entirety of the playoffs. No word yet on how to deal with overtimes, but we could see some real late games.

As of this morning, two hotels in Edmonton have been chosen to host the teams. Six teams will be in the JW Marriott, and six will be at Sutton Place. Luckily, the Flames and the Oilers are staying in different hotels. We think things could easily devolve into a food fight at the hotel otherwise.

So that’s everything you need to know about the NHL coming to Edmonton! Now, all we do is wait for the final announcement from the league, and get ready for some playoff hockey!

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