Colorado Avalanche: Best Hub City for Phase 4

DENVER, CO - APRIL 17: Fans head for the arena as the Minnesota Wild face the Colorado Avalanche in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 17, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Wild 5-4 in overtime to take a 1-0 game advantage in the series. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 17: Fans head for the arena as the Minnesota Wild face the Colorado Avalanche in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 17, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Wild 5-4 in overtime to take a 1-0 game advantage in the series. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 20: Staples Center and downtown high-rise buildings are seen after the new restrictions went into effect at midnight as the coronavirus pandemic spreads on March 20, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay at home order for Californias 40 million residents except for necessary activities in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) /

Los Angeles

Los Angeles features the LA Live Complex around the Staples Center. It offers restaurants, movie theaters, and a bowling alley right by the arena. It also has several hotels right on the campus.

That definitely makes for a good bubble for the teams. It would be great for players because the weather is nice for their time off. It also features some nice restaurants like two Wolfgang Puck restaurants, a steak house, and Patxi’s Pizza.

Unfortunately, LA is a COVID-19 hot spot right now. I don’t love the area for that reason. It’s seen as second-fiddle to Vegas anyway.