After weeks of negotiations and planning to conduct the 2020-21 season in the midst of a pandemic, the NHL and NHLPA officially announced their plans for the season on Sunday evening.
It’s the 100th episode of the YWT Podcast and the guys present a jam-packed show, featuring a few guests, as they break down the NHL’s return for the 2020-21 season, Phil Myers’ new contract, World Juniors and share some show memories.
According to a report from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet Canada, the NHL and NHLPA have a tentative agreement on a 56-game season. TSN’s Renaud Lavoie adds that an announcement could come in the next few days with the 2020-21 season beginning on Jan. 13.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman spoke in a panel discussion on Wednesday morning and said the NHL’s target remains a mid-January start and talks are mainly regarding COVID-19 protocols for the season. That start date is far from certain as more time passes.
According to reports from TSN’s Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed that the economic framework of the CBA agreed upon in June will not change. Now, both sides shift focus to planning out a season and everything that will go with it with a target start date of Jan. 13.
The guys talk about where the talks on a new season are, the latest details and what still needs to happen. They also discuss some of the other shutdowns in the hockey world and the Flyers prospects who made the World Junior Championships preliminary rosters.
With the calendar turned to December, the Jan. 1 target date is no longer realistic to open the 2020-21 season. Instead, the NHL has proposed a mid-January start to the season, according to a report from TSN’s Frank Seravalli.
Now that it is December, where does the NHL stand in its potential return to play? Is Jan. 1 still a realistic target?
There was hope that there would be some concrete details about the upcoming NHL season, but negotiations on a return have hit a snag during the week. The players are reportedly “blindsided” by a request from the NHL owners to change the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.
Where do things stand on the NHL’s return for the 2020-21 season? There are plenty of ideas on the table as the target start date of Jan. 1 rapidly approaches.
The YWT Podcast was recorded live this week following the Flyers 4-1 win over the Boston Bruins in their first Round Robin game. Topics include: the Travis Sanheim-Phil Myers pairing, Carter Hart’s playoff debut and a look at the other qualifying round series.
The Flyers get a rivalry matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins, quite the way to make their return to the ice for the first time in nearly five months. Game time is 4 p.m.
Kyle Collington is joined by Kevin Durso, Dom Console and Thrash94Gaming to talk about the eight qualifying series and make some predictions.
Host Kyle Collington and co-host Kevin Durso discuss the return to play plan, training camp, some awards finalists and qualifying round series and teams that could be a threat to the Flyers in the first round.
The NHL has worked out a return-to-play plan, CBA extension and used very specific planning to get to the start of Phase 3. For them to complete the season, the next two weeks leading up to the travel to Phase 4 hub cities is critical.
The biggest uncertainty in completing the NHL season remains COVID-19, but after the NHL and NHLPA’s most collaborative labor efforts in decades, it would be a just reward if they can award the Stanley Cup.
The NHL Board of Governors and the NHLPA voted in approval to ratify a Memorandum of Understanding to the Collective Bargaining Agreement and the Return to Play protocols.
Less than 24 hours after a tentative agreement was reached on return-to-play protocols for Phases 3 and 4, the NHL and NHLPA announced they have reached a tentative agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding that adds four more years to the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.
On Sunday night, TSN’s Bob McKenzie was first to report that a tentative agreement has been reached between the NHL and NHLPA on Phase 3 and Phase 4 protocols. However, there is not an agreement on a CBA extension just yet, which puts a full membership vote on hold for now.
Host Kyle Collington and co-host Kevin Durso are joined by a new guest, Josh Guertler to talk about everything from Oskar Lindblom’s final treatments to the latest on the NHL’s return to play and much more.
According to a report from ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski, the NHL and its players are closing in on a new CBA deal.
Following the news of 11 positive tests for COVID-19 during Phase 2, a crucial week is ahead for the NHL in their efforts to return to play. This week could feature important updates on players testing positive and the selection of hub cities.
Host Kyle Collington and panelist Kevin Durso talk about the latest around the NHL, the upcoming draft lottery, the recent news about the Buffalo Sabres, 90s NHL jerseys, the possibility of creating a bubble within the hub cities and what life in the bubble would be like.
Among the players that are participating at Voorhees are Sean Couturier, Joel Farabee, Ivan Provorov, Mark Friedman and Sam Morin. For these players in particular, there is certainly an adjustment to trying to prepare for a stretch run and playoffs, especially with a lot of unknowns still out there.
Phase 3 of the NHL’s return-to-play plan is scheduled to begin on July 10, the earliest possible date based on previous updates. The league will only move to Phase 3 on this date provided that medical and safety conditions allow it.
On Monday, June 8, the NHL will officially transition to Phase 2 of the four-phase return plan, the league announced on Thursday night.
On Thursday, the NHL announced an agreement with the NHLPA on the remaining details of the return to play format.
As a fourth seed in the NHL’s 24-team playoff format in a return to play, the Flyers have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman made a formal announcement on Tuesday afternoon to detail the rest of this four-phase plan and break down the playoff structure and draft lottery protocols as the NHL strives to make a return to play.