NHL: Play to Resume January 13

It’s official. On Sunday, the NHL formally announced its 2020-2021 season will commence January 13 of 2021. “The National Hockey League looks forward to the opening of our 2020-2021 season, especially since the Return to Play in 2019-2020 was so successful in crowning a Stanley Cup champion,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said. “While we areContinue reading “NHL: Play to Resume January 13”

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: Temporary Divisional Realignment in the Works

All signs point to temporary divisional realignment for the 2020-2021 NHL season, as has been widely believed, but we now have a few hints as to what that looks like. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday during an online interview with the Maccabi USA Sports Show that travel restrictions in place to contend with theContinue reading “NHL: Temporary Divisional Realignment in the Works”

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”