The NHL opens its season on Wednesday with the pandemic still raging.
It took countless hours of work and a new labor pact to do it.
The NHL also realigned its divisions to limit travel and get around border restrictions.
Now the league will embark on a season outside a bubble like Major League Baseball, the NFL and the NBA.
Commissioner Gary Bettman expects to lose over $1 billion by playing.
It's a gamble everyone was willing to take to play hockey during a pandemic.