The NHL is a business at the end of the day. Granted the format for this return to play was a bit meh but the bubble system has proven to work well in preventing an outbreak amongst players, coaches, etc. while allowing the playoffs to continue.
If a full 2020-21 regular season can take place, what's the issue? A sports league needs to operate to remain financially viable, regardless of restrictions or conditions in place to do so.
Anecdotally, I just don't care about the teams now left standing in this post-season. But if the Garbage Knights lose tonight, I'll smile briefly.