The NHL & The NHLPA Have Agreed To A 56-Game Season That Starts In Less Than A Month
Hockey's back, baby!
Grab your jerseys and mark your calendars, because hockey is finally coming back.
press release from the NHL released on Sunday.will start on January 13, last for 56 games, and include an all-Canadian division, according to a
When the new NHL season starts
After delaying the start of the season due to COVID-19 concerns, the NHL & NHL Players Association agreed to shorten the season — just as according to Sportsnet.plans to do,
There are a bunch of new rules regarding how the season will go ahead — for instance, there will be no pre-season games and there could be games played in neutral arenas.
And in a huge piece of news, there will be anmade up of the country's seven teams.
Teams in thewill play each opponent "nine or ten times," according to the NHL's release.
The NHL and NHLPA had to account for border restrictions and limits on gatherings when deciding what the new season would look like.
And they plan to release a full list of health and safety protocols in the coming days.