More clarity emerges on what the 2021 NHL season will look like

Progress continues to be made by the league in shaping up what the 2021 season will look like. According to multiples news outlets the league is indeed targeting a 56 game schedule and a Mid-January start date.

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Per Elliotte Friedman some particulars about the start date were as follows:

  • Season begins 1/15
  • Season ends 5/1
  • Cup awarded no later than 7/7
  • Camp for non-RTP teams 12/28
  • Camp for RTP teams 1/1

Apparently enough headway was made that teams have reached out to their players and told them to be ready. It is possible an official announcement is coming in the next few days.

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Financials not discussed, and other unknowns

The two sides appeared to have tabled conversations on finances for now. Other topics the remain unsettled is realignment and hybrid bubbles. Talks of a vaccine gives league hope that they could have fans in arenas later in the season.