I awakened today to press signals from the NHLs app informing me that the new NHL 2020-21 season will drop the puck on January 13, 2021.
In spite of the news, reports continue to come out today stating the date is merely tentative and concerns could occur to stop the project from starting.
Whats occurring with the NHL
2020-21 season? On Friday, the NHL and NHLPA reached a contract on a tentative deal that would see groups play a 56-game season — — — — listed below the regular 82. The season would begin on January 13, but prior to that can happen, the NHL and NHLPAs executive boards and Canadian health authorities need to settle on all terms.
On Saturday, reports suggested that the health boards of Canada could shoot down the contract that was reached, sinking the NHL 2020-21 season.
How will the NHL look in 2020-21?
Over a month earlier, we reported that the NHL would have an all-Canadian department to avoid groups from travelling throughout the US-Canada border. Nonetheless, if the health boards of Canada shoot down the idea of play hockey this season, all of Canadas NHL teams will move south and play their “house” video games in the US. It resembles what we will see from the NBAs Toronto Raptors, who will make Tampa, Florida home in 2021.
According to the CBC brief post, the Canadian federal government is not pleased about the Canadian NHL groups going from province to province, city to city as they attempt to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NHL has less than 30 days to choose and get things in order. If the league keeps with its January 13 target date, essential dates would be as follows:
If there is an all-Canada department, the nation would be ensured that one group makes it to the NHLs last four for the really very first time thinking about that Winnipeg in 2018. The first two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs would be divisional video games, with the first 4 groups in each division certifying, followed by the 4 division winners playing in the semifinals. The semifinals will be seeded by regular-season points.
There are questions around whether the Canadian teams would all be found in one city and play as if it were a “center” like in the playoffs or if each would be located in their own American city. It requires to be kept in mind that the San Jose Sharks will relocate for this season as Santa Clara County, California has in fact restricted sports occasions from occurring for the instant future.
Groups are not expected to play pre-season games.
Although the NHL leapt to reveal a 56-game season was picked Friday and their social networks was filled with images and posts on the specific same day, whatever is still up in the air according to commissioner Gary Bettman.
Training camps for the 7 groups that did not take part in last seasons playoff bubbles would open Dec. 31
Training camps for the groups that made the post-season would start Jan. 3
The regular season would tentatively end on May 8. Playoffs would follow with the Stanley Cup to be granted by the extremely first week of July
The season would start on January 13, but prior to that can take place, the NHL and NHLPAs executive boards and Canadian health authorities need to concur on all terms.
Over a month earlier, we reported that the NHL would have an all-Canadian department to prevent groups from taking a trip throughout the US-Canada border. If the health boards of Canada shoot down the principle of play hockey this season, all of Canadas NHL groups will move south and play their “house” video games in the US. If there is an all-Canada department, the country would be ensured that one group makes it to the NHLs final 4 for the really first time thinking about that Winnipeg in 2018. The post The NHL 2020-21 season ready to start, or is it?