Article by David Yasvinski, Grow Op
NHL players survived the monotony of two months in isolation the same way as a large segment of their fanbase — with a little assist from booze and cannabis.
With the Stanley Cup Final between Dallas and Tampa Bay well underway, NHL players are opening up — anonymously, of course — on what life away from their families was like in one of the league’s two bubbles. Players were initially stationed in either Edmonton or Toronto, but as the competition whittled down to four contenders, the Western city became the only remaining site.
The consensus? It hasn’t been easy.