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Dallas Stars Biweekly Links: Why Dallas Lost Out In The Hub-City Stakes

The Dallas Stars were never really in the running to co-host the Stanley Cup playoffs – but not for the reason you might think.

Indeed, the COVID-19 spike in Texas was not much of a factor for the NHL brain trust at all, according to Stars president Brad Alberts. The Athletic’s Sean Shapiro talked with Alberts about the role food outlets have played in the league’s hub-city decisions:

NHL players staying at the Omni would have to take buses to the American Airlines Center, a short but necessary ride to avoid outside contact for those within the bubble.