As North America gets ready to deal with the coronavirus peak, the future of sports remains up in the air.
Both the NHL and NBA paused their seasons and the MLB has delayed the start of their season.
Things continue to roll pretty much like normal in the NFL besides trying to keep employees away from team facilities.
Hope across all leagues remains that the seasons will all get going at some point.
New York Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello spoke with the media recently and believes everything will get rolling in the summer time.
“I’m extremely optimistic that we will play at some time as far as this season,” Lamoriello told Newsday on Thursday. “Whether it’s in June, whether it’s in July, whether it’s in August, I’m not thinking about that. I’m just thinking, in my mind, knowing that we will play and using this time to get ready for that.
“But, prior to that, the most important thing is everyone staying safe and everyone doing the things in the best interest of their families because we’re in a different world today,” Lamoriello added.
NHL insider John Shannon reports that belief around the league is the season will most likely resume in August.
Just following up on Andrew's story, there are many in the NHL family, that are hopeful for the season to resume...probably in August...with regular season and playoffs...and a delayed 20-21 full season. https://t.co/vlygbijOvE
— John Shannon (@JShannonhl) April 3, 2020