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And of course nothing happens without the consent of the local government and the medical / science community.

“This is a monumental task to do this. That’s why they started early, “Armstrong said.

The assumption is that this regular season match will begin in July.

“There are many obstacles that they have to jump through testing, making sure every day the test is carried out,” Armstrong said. “You do it in front of no fans because you want to have the greatest possibility that no one will be sick.”

What do the players think?

As for the Blues, they seem ready – maybe even excited – for the opportunity to defend their title even if it means playing in July and beyond until August, without fans.

“We will defend our Stanley Cup championship, so I think it will be fun,” said striker Sammy Blais. “If we have to play without fans, I think it will be difficult, but we have to find a way to be able to (play).”

Last week at the Happy Hour the Blues video conference with season ticket holders, defender Colton Parayko was asked about hockey without fans.

“To be sure, fans do have some sort of, I would say a little factor in the game,” Parayko said. “That is why we call it home ice. For this purpose. But if that is what is needed to continue, that is what is needed to keep everyone safe, then we only have to follow the guidelines.”


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