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NHL finalizes 56-game 2020-2021 season beginning January 13th; re-aligns divisions – Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida 2020-12-20 16:00:41 –

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) — Hockey is back! The National Hockey League and its Players Association announced on Sunday that the 2020-2021 season will begin on January 13th and will be reduced to 56 games.

The training camp for the seven non-playoff teams in 2020 will begin on December 31st.

The agreement includes reorganization of departments and restrictions on game schedules within departments. The move was made to minimize team movement and to explain the ongoing closure at the US-Canada border due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

All seven Canadian teams play in the same division called the “Northern District”.

“The National Hockey League is looking forward to the start of the 2020-21 season, especially because the 2019-20 Return to Play has succeeded in winning the Stanley Cup championship,” said NHL Commissioner Garry Bet. Mann said in a release from the league. “As we did last spring and summer, we are fully aware of the challenges ahead, but we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our participants and the communities in which we live and play.”

Don Fer, executive director of the NHLPA for the release on the NHL, said: “Players are delighted to be able to sign a contract for the next season.” During these difficult times, NHL games provide fans with the entertainment they really need when they return to the ice. I hope that. “

The playoffs will begin after the season ends on May 8.

The top four teams from each division play off, and the four teams that advance to the semi-final round are seeded with the total of regular season points, with the first seed playing the fourth seed in one series, No. .. The second and third seeds meet on the other.

The NHL will announce the schedule within a few days.

This story was originally reported by Paul Ross on WKBW.com.



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