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: 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?”