Report: 2020-21 NHL season could start in December

The 2019-20 NHL season has been suspended for six weeks now as the world battles the growing COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s not yet known when (or if) the season will start up again. While there’s some confidence that it won’t be canceled altogether, what happens on this front will dictate when the 2020-21 season starts.

According to a report from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the NHL is discussing a December start to next season.

“As I hinted near the bottom of my column last Friday, the idea of delaying next season’s start until December has indeed been discussed by the NHL with its teams as a possibility, multiple sources around the league confirmed,” the report read. “The kicker is that the league still hopes to cram in a full 82-game season, even with a December start.

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Originally posted on Sportsnaut | By Vincent Frank | Last updated 4/28/20

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