Best-case scenario for shortened NHL season is now about 60 games. They would all be played against in-conference opponents.—
Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) November 23, 2012
The shortened season of 1995 featured a 48 game season that was all conference based.
Kevin Allen writes at USA Today that the NHL was hoping for a 68 game season if they could start on 12/1 but are now only looking at 60 games with a slight chance at 64.
Larry Brooks tweeted, “I still believe there is a better chance of a season than not, but won’t be if NHL sticks to dollar and contract restriction demands.”