We're getting closer and closer to that July 10 date circled on our calendars which means NHL training camps are around the corner.
Despite various NHLers voicing concerns recently, it still sounds like it's all systems go for the NHL.
As we wait for the official announcement on hub cities which is expected to be Toronto and Vegas, an NHL insider gives us an idea of what the TV schedule will look like.
There was an idea floating around earlier that we could see the NHL use the now empty Olympic TV slots to have hockey played all day and that seems like what might happen.
Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reveals that we'll likely have the opportunity to watch hockey all day.
“I was always told to prepare for triple-headers - that that’s the kind of thing we would be looking at, triple-headers on a daily basis,” Friedman said Thursday on NHL Network.
“I’ve been told that as it stands right now, the last possible day of the Stanley Cup Final is Oct. 5. So you can pretty much do the math, that’s something like 66 days (from the end of July.)”
“If we do go two western cities, that’s going to be very interesting for TV how they do that,” Friedman said. “In theory, you can play at 1:00, 4:00, and 7:00 every day locally, which is 4:00, 7:00, and 10:00 ET. But these are playoff games, what if we go to overtime? We talked about the cleaning that needs to be done between games, maybe that’s not long enough a time between games.
“I was told to expect triple-headers, I don’t have any reason to believe that’s different, but I’m not sure how much time they need in between all of these particular games.”