Seven players from the 41-man training camp roster were placed on waivers for the purposes of going to the AHL or taxi squad that will allow the Flyers to make recalls much easier in this unprecedented season.
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.
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.
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.
Gary Bettman announced that the NHL and NHLPA have put the focus on a Jan. 1 start date for the 2020-21 season. Estimated timing for the start of training camp will be announced at a later date.
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.
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.
On Thursday, the NHL announced an agreement with the NHLPA on the remaining details of the return to play format.
Gary Bettman spoke to the media about the NHL’s Return to Play Plan and I am very impressed with their idea. It’s not the most perfect concept in the world as it is a little gimmicky at times, but ultimately, I think it will work!
It actually gives an advantage to the Philadelphia Flyers so hey, why complain? I also compare the NHL’s idea to the disgusting proposal by the MLB owners. STOP BEATING AROUND THE BUSH!!!
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.
It’s “not something I’m even contemplating,” Gary Bettman said regarding a possible cancellation of the NHL season, according to an article in The Mercury News. “I believe that if the right time comes, and the right circumstances, based on all of the options that we’re considering and our ability to execute them, we’ll get this season done.”
Wednesday evening brought the latest update from the NHL and NHLPA regarding the possibility of a return to play.
The NHL Players have spitballed a potential plan to return to hockey over the summer months that would also delay the start of the 2020-21 season from its usual time, but is it a plan that would really work?
The NHL joined the NBA in suspending league play until further notice on Thursday.
The first preseason game of the NHL season happened at 2:30 a.m. ET. The game was held in Shenzhen, China, the first of two games between the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames in the preseason taking place in China. That and more in Around the NHL.
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