NHL IS DYING TO RE-START SEASON: NOT SO FAST, SAYS CANADA!

NHL teams by confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. states or Canadian provinces in which that team resides, as of May 1

TEAM CASES TEAM CASES
Buffalo Sabres 299,106 Columbus Blue Jackets 18,027
New York Islanders 299,106 Ottawa Senators 16,608
New York Rangers 299,106 Toronto Maple Leafs 16,608
New Jersey Devils 118,652 Colorado Avalanche 15,182
Boston Bruins 60,265 Nashville Predators 10,735
Chicago Blackhawks 52,918 Carolina Hurricanes 10,509
Anaheim Ducks 48,917 Arizona Coyotes 7,648
Los Angeles Kings 48,917 St. Louis Blues 7,562
San Jose Sharks 48,917 Calgary Flames 5,355
FLYERS 45,763 Edmonton Oilers 5,355
Pittsburgh Penguins 45,763 Minnesota Wild 5,136
Detroit Red Wings 41,379 Vegas Golden Knights 5,007
Florida Panthers 33,690 Washington Capitals 4,323
Tampa Bay Lightning 33,690 Vancouver Canucks 2,112
Dallas Stars 28,087 Winnipeg Jets 275
Montreal Canadiens 27,538

SOURCES: NHL, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY OF CANADA

Like every other professional sports league headquartered in the United States, the NHL has been suspended for more than a month because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But unlike every professional sports league headquartered in the United States, the NHL features a not insignificant number of teams based in Canada. MLS boasts three Canadian teams, MLB and the NBA each include one, and the NFL, NWSL and WNBA have zero. By comparison, seven of the NHL’s 31 teams — almost a quarter of the league — make their homes in the Great White North.

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