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Possibilities for the 2020-21 NHL season

The NHL playoffs are approaching the conference finals, so the league is starting to look at options for proceeding with the 2020-21 season. The NHL’s regular timeline is not an option during the pandemic, with the schedule usually kicking off in October.

ESPN’s Emily Kaplan wrote a piece detailing some of the ideas the league is mulling ahead of the next season. She caught up with a few NHL and team executives. Some of the things Kaplan is hearing are:

Although NHL commissioner Gary Bettman believes an 82-game schedule is possible, many are skeptical.