The Sharks’ season reportedly could begin in mid-January and last as long as 56 games.
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With hopes of starting the NHL season by Jan. 1 all but gone, the league and the NHL Players’ Assn. reportedly are shifting their focus to a mid-January start.
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Time has all but run out on the NHL’s hope to start the season Jan. 1, with the league and NHL Players’ Association now focusing their discussions on opening play in mid-January, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Friday. The two sides still need to agree on a schedule, with the current working plan featuring between 52 and 56 regular-season games. Without going into detail, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The AP ”various similar concepts are being discussed” when asked about the 52- or 56-game schedule and mid-January start.
The NHL is targeting a mid-January start date for the 2020-21 season and prefers a 56-game schedule, according to reports.
Additional reports indicate schedule possibilities of 56 and 52 games. A lot remains in the air, though.
It seems the NHL and NHLPA had some meaningful discussions over the past few days.
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