NHL: League Hoping to Hammer Out Return to Play Plan This Week

Like sands through the hourglass, these are the days in which the NHL makes some sort of decision about the 2020-2021 season. According to the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch, deputy commissioner Bill Daly sent out a memo Tuesday that indicated the league wants to “make a recommendation” at the board of governors meeting Thursday aboutContinue reading “NHL: League Hoping to Hammer Out Return to Play Plan This Week”

NHL: League Establishes Tentative Start Date (Sort Of)

The NHL has designs on playing a full 82-game season, with a goal to begin play on or around January 1. The gulf between reality and desire may be significant, however. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated that a number of concerns still exist with respect to the coronavirus. “The goal is still to start asContinue reading “NHL: League Establishes Tentative Start Date (Sort Of)”

NHL: What Will the 2020-2021 Season Look Like?

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is sticking to his guns and anticipates playing a full 82-game season in 2020-2021, along with the playoffs. The league boss spoke ahead of Game One of the Stanley Cup Final, part of his annual NHL address, and noted that there were no conclusive plans pertaining to how next season willContinue reading “NHL: What Will the 2020-2021 Season Look Like?”

NHL: Outlining the Details of Phase 3 Return to Sport Protocol

With that August 1 return to play date looming and a new CBA set to be ratified that ensures several years of labour peace, it’s a good time to be a hockey fan. Training camps are opening on July 13 and NHL teams will get down to the business of playing again. That means weContinue reading “NHL: Outlining the Details of Phase 3 Return to Sport Protocol”

NHL: Jets, Habs Among Teams Not Opening Facilities Monday

With the NHL giving teams permission to return to facilities for voluntary small group training sessions as of Monday, we’re seeing how various clubs are handling the arrival of Phase 2. From what we know, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers should be good to go Monday. There’s always a chance they can’t meetContinue reading “NHL: Jets, Habs Among Teams Not Opening Facilities Monday”