The NHL and NHLPA are still trying to figure out and come to an agreement on return to play for the 2020-21 season.
The main concerns aside from everybody's safety is the money factor, no fans in arenas means the majority of NHL teams will take a huge loss when it comes to revenue.
That's why a group of NHL teams have proposed a plan which would let them bring in some fans and at least have a small revenue stream.
NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman reports that at least half a dozen NHL teams have proposed holding their season outdoors.
Among the teams that would like to play outside are the Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes, Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators.
However just like everything else, not everybody can come to an agreement.
NHL insider Pierre LeBrun reports that some teams are vehemently against it.
LeBrun reports that the Buffalo Sabres, Minnesota Wild, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, New Jersey Devils and both New York teams have no interest in playing outside.
Carolina Hurricanes, Dallas Stars, and Nashville Predators among at least half a dozen teams (including those previously reported) that told the NHL they‘re interested in having outdoor home games in opening month of this season, per Pierre LeBrun. #LetsGoCanes #GoStars #Preds https://t.co/9dhonOzkd8
— NHL News (@PuckReportNHL) December 3, 2020