Stars: NHL Delays Commencement of Dallas Season After Positive COVID-19 Tests

The Dallas Stars’ season has been delayed after six players and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19. The team will not be able to resume play before January 19. Dallas would have otherwise opened the regular season on January 14 and 15 with two road games against the Florida Panthers, followed by two roadContinue reading “Stars: NHL Delays Commencement of Dallas Season After Positive COVID-19 Tests”

NHL: “Tentative Agreement” Inches Closer to Fruition, But Obstacles Remain

The NHL and NHLPA have reached a “tentative agreement” to play 56 games in the upcoming regular season, with a start date set for January 13 of 2021. That tentative agreement is pending a vote from the Board of Directors and the NHLPA, plus there are quite a few variables before anything concrete is established.Continue reading “NHL: “Tentative Agreement” Inches Closer to Fruition, But Obstacles Remain”

NHL: League, NHLPA Discussing January 15 Start Date

Raise your hand if you knew the NHL was going to have trouble sticking to January 1 as a hard date to return to play. According to multiple reports, January 15 is now the date on the presumptive calendar. The NHL and the NHLPA have been talking about mid-January in recent days, with training campsContinue reading “NHL: League, NHLPA Discussing January 15 Start Date”

NHL: Return Date Fleeting as Collaboration Stumbles

I don’t have to tell you that the NHL has a lot of work to do before getting any semblance of a 2020-2021 season off and running. Now, the league still has January 1 as the start date for the season. But NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman spoke online Wednesday at the Sports Business Journal’s ‘DealmakersContinue reading “NHL: Return Date Fleeting as Collaboration Stumbles”

NHL: Planning Continues, Flexibility is Key

The NHL is still putting together its plan for the 2020-2021 season and flexibility is key. On Friday, the league’s deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the @TheRink podcast that they could use one scheduling model to start the year and finish in another direction. Both the NHL and NHLPA are discussing the capacity for teamsContinue reading “NHL: Planning Continues, Flexibility is Key”