There’s finally starting to be a bit of movement on the “Return to Play” front as sources from many major insiders have indicated the league is on track to return on January 13th.
Well, I don’t believe when (the season) opens we’ll have significant fans in the arena based upon the COVID spikes that are going on. It may not start on January 13th, it may slide a week or two but we will be playing hockey and we’ll be in T-Mobile but unfortunately, we may not have fans. –The Creator on FOX Business
Training camps would likely open about two weeks prior to opening night to prepare for a shortened season.
Both sides targeting Jan. 13 start to season in order to get 56-game sked but even with financials no longer an issue as @DarrenDreger first reported, still some work to be done on protocols, schedule, critical date, etc, plus subject to NHL BOG and NHLPA executive board approval https://t.co/ESSjY94Slt
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) December 8, 2020
The 56 games are expected to be played mostly, if not entirely, inside of the same division and will be played at home buildings. Divisional re-alignment is almost guaranteed now as the “All-Canadian Division” appears to be inevitable.
We may not have fans which is really sad, especially for our team because we intend on winning the Stanley Cup this year. –The Creator on FOX Business