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: Return to Play Plan Officially Announced

Hockey fans, we’ve got a plan. In one fell swoop, the National Hockey League ended weeks of speculation and unveiled what looks to be a concrete return to play plan. It involves a lot of moving parts, so we’ll break things down piece by piece. First, the regular season as we know it is over.Continue reading “NHL: Return to Play Plan Officially Announced”

NHL: League Discussing Play-in Format for Return to Play

Ideas are all over the place about the NHL returning to play and, as expected, there is nothing concrete. We don’t know when or how the league will return to action. But we do know that the NHL and NHLPA are discussing a few formats for a return to play, with the lead idea rightContinue reading “NHL: League Discussing Play-in Format for Return to Play”