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One other thing ... when will the season start?

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08:14 AM ET 01.07 | Ready, set, go. The NHL season has been salvaged. Now what? The busiest people, before this deal can be ratified by the players and approved by the owners over the next few days, will be the lawyers for the NHLPA and NHL in drawing up the language of the new collective agreement. The schedule maker also won't get much sleep. ... [The] big question swiftly became when will the players be back on the ice? The exact answer and details still have to be worked out. But it appears there are two possible opening nights for the NHL season at this point. The earliest would be a 50-game schedule beginning on Jan. 15. The latest would be a 48-game docket up-and-running on Jan. 19. That means the earliest training camps could start would be on Wednesday.

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January 7, 2013  08:32 AM ET

Won't watch. Willl wait for the "playoffs".

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January 7, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Game On

(I think)

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January 7, 2013  08:52 AM ET
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The only winners of this whole ordeal were Charles Wang, Ed Snider, Jeremy Jacobs, Geoff Molson and whoever the hell owns Tampa. I'm sure you friendly folk can piece together why for yourselves...

concur
But at least the games will be back. I am less than thrilled with either side here...but 1st and foremost, I am a hockey fan...which may forever preclude me alas, from my dream job

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January 7, 2013  08:56 AM ET

But is there any re-alignment ? Eagerly waiting to see which Players get bought out also !

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January 7, 2013  09:09 AM ET

'Merica gold on Saturday, CBA agreed on Sunday. What a fantastic hockey weekend.

January 7, 2013  09:10 AM ET

Probably only be playing games within the conference...just another joke to go along with the joke that is the No Hockey League.

January 7, 2013  09:10 AM ET
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But is there any re-alignment ? Eagerly waiting to see which Players get bought out also !

Well as a fan of the 2nd most militant owner expect the dregs of the free agents not so much this time as the off season free agent market

January 7, 2013  09:10 AM ET
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But is there any re-alignment ? Eagerly waiting to see which Players get bought out also !

When is the sched to be released?
I'm guessing that it will be only inter conference till Finals, right?

January 7, 2013  09:10 AM ET
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'Merica gold on Saturday, CBA agreed on Sunday. What a fantastic hockey weekend.

Don't forget Devils refinancing on Friday Nard

January 7, 2013  09:11 AM ET
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When is the sched to be released?I'm guessing that it will be only inter conference till Finals, right?

Correct

collect your star for moms fridge

January 7, 2013  09:12 AM ET
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My comprehension was that buyouts can't take place until summer. Also, realignment apparently isn't happening, but I also heard that for sanity sake they were going to simply switch Columbus and Winnipeg's divisions for this season before developing a better plan for next, so make of that what you will.

Two buyouts can start in June and can be used over 2 off-seasons or can be both used in one off-season.
Realignment will be discussed later, NHL still wants it.

January 7, 2013  09:12 AM ET

It doesn't matter to me. I'm not going to be ready to watch when they are ready to play, anyways.

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January 7, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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Probably only be playing games within the conference...just another joke to go along with the joke that is the No Hockey League.

the way the sched will play out won't make much sense for trans continental travel so the Flyers Rangers Caps should spend about 4-5 nights all season in a hotel

January 7, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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Aye. 3 games outside division, unbalanced within.

That will totally suck for Dallas

 
January 7, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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Don't forget Devils refinancing on Friday Nard

I did. Thanks for that. It was a great 3 days.

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