The calendar has turned to December and there’s no start date set for the 2020-21 NHL season.
The longer the stalemate continues between the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association continues on issues that need to be settled to get the year under way the chances get less likely we’re going to see the Ottawa Senators back on the ice at the Canadian Tire Centre any time around Jan. 1.
While some players from overseas and the United States have been arriving in town to get their mandatory 14-day quarantine done so they can skate with teammates, it sounds like the NHL’s is ready to push back its start date since there’s no agreement in place and American Thanksgiving has passed.
TSN’s Darren Dreger noted Monday it sounds like the league is thinking training camps won’t open until after Jan. 1.
“This week may very well produce a timeline for the start of the 2020-21 NHL season,” Dreger tweeted. “Postponing training camps until after the holidays has to be considered. COVID-19 is still in charge.”