If the NHL resumes and completes the 2019-20 season, it will not be done in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Penguins announced the news in a tweet touting its “aggressive proposal” to be one of two NHL hub cities for the 24-team playoff.
The @NHL has informed the Penguins that Pittsburgh will not be a hub city for the league’s Return to Play plan.
The Penguins submitted an aggressive proposal, with tremendous support from UPMC, PPG, and local business/political/union leaders.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 23, 2020
Yinz hate to see it.
Other locations that have been notified that they will not be hub cities include Dallas, Columbus, and the state of Minnesota. The remaining cities are Vegas (which reportedly has been chosen), Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
Dallas and Pittsburgh have also been informed they are no longer in the Hub city process, joining Columbus and Minnesota on the outs. The six that remain are Vegas, Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, LA and Chicago.
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 23, 2020
With the Penguins announcing Pittsburgh was not being picked as a home city, there are no U.S. Eastern Time Zone cities remaining. Toronto is only city in EST left overall.
— Ted Starkey (@TedStarkey) June 23, 2020
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