Report: St. Paul out of running to be hub city for NHL Playoffs

St. Paul was one of four cities eliminated over the weekend.
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The Minnesota Wild has reportedly been informed by the NHL that St. Paul will not be a hub city for the NHL Playoffs according to Michael Russo of The Athletic.

St. Paul was one of 10 cities being considered to host playoff games as part of a hub system where teams would play out the remaining games to determine a Stanley Cup Champion for the 2020-21 season.

The Wild are scheduled to be part of the 22-team tournament as they will play a best-of-five playoff series with the Vancouver Canucks.

According to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun, the race for hub cities has Vegas as the frontrunner for one hub city while Vancouver, Chicago, Toronto and Los Angeles are in the running for the second city.

The NHL is planning on having training camps begin on July 10 with the start of the tournament planned toward the end of the month.

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