NHL center options narrow to just six cities

The National Hockey League has shortened its list of the two possible centers that will host the season’s resumption in six cities, a source confirmed to Emily Kaplan of ESPN.

Las Vegas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver have made the cut so far, with Pittsburgh and Dallas eliminated on Tuesday. Columbus was removed from the list on Monday.

The last six cities were first reported by The Athletic.

Las Vegas is now considered the US favorite. USA To organize NHL playoff games, unless two Canadian cities are selected. Canada’s federal government said last week it would allow the league to quarantine internally, making it possible for Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton to be realistic, if not the favorites.

The NHL has said it will select two central cities: one for the Eastern Conference playoffs and one for the Western Conference. The Stanley Cup Final or the “Four Finals” would likely take place in one of the two cities.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.