At CBC, Elliotte Friedman writes that if the season starts around December first, the number of games will be in the 70s and the regular season will extend into mid-April.
The NHL has already canceled 22 games this so far.
Larry Brooks wrote in the NY Post today, “Though the NHL has canceled all games through November, it is believed the possibility remains a season of up to 70 games could start on Black Friday with the originally scheduled NBC broadcast of the Rangers at Boston if the length of yesterday’s meeting is indeed a signal of meaningful progress.”
It has been suggested that squeezing in as many games as possible wouldn’t be worth it.
A condensed schedule has been described as some as a disgrace.
The NBA played a 66 game schedule last year starting on Christmas day.