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NHL in Edmonton to 'lift spirits' in the community

July 3, 2020

Edmonton will host the Stanley Cup Final. That is, if COVID-19 doesn’t get in the way of player and staff safety.

Aside from that possibility, the excitement surrounding this decision is huge for hockey fans.  TSN's Dave Jamison, host of TSN 1260’s The Jamieson Show, says that the impact is great not only for the sport, but to bring up the spirits of Canadians during a difficult time.

"You're going to see that local sports bar that has historically been a place where people could gather. Now, in the early rounds you're going to see three, four, five games playing in a day. What does that do for business? Can they monetize the return to play?".

He adds "The hockey once it gets back on the ice, it's going to be fine. It's the National Hockey League, it's the best in the world. I'm more interested in what it does to lift the spirits of the community".

The Edmonton Oilers haven’t been to the Stanley Cup Final since losing game 7 in 2006.