In the Globe and Mail, James Mirtle writes that 82 games for the NHL is probably too many games and the regular season should probably be around 60 or so games.
In terms of this season, where the most games would be 48, Mirtle says that if you talk to anyone who played in the shortened season of 1995 and they would tell you how much fun and how exciting it was.
Mirtle writes “That shouldn’t come as a surprise either. Look at how physically demanding this sport really is, how beat up players get and at the travel the Western Conference teams go through and tightening the schedule should be a no-brainer.”
He adds that hockey is a sport that should be played twice a week instead of three or four times with back to backs.