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Reports: Tentative agreement in place for 56-game NHL season



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You know, when I wrote earlier today that I was in a gloomy mood about the start of the NHL season, that I worried it would be delayed, I honestly DID have the DaterJinx in mind. Just like me betting $20 on the Raiders to win last night – a bet in which I did at the start of overtime – it looks like the Jinx has come through again. There is word tonight that a tentative agreement on a 56-game regular season has been reached between the NHL and NHLPA – pending voted approvals by each body – which would start Jan. 13, with Avs training camp starting Jan. 3.

Just like we knew all along…

I’m still waiting on my sources to confirm that the home games will be played in teams’ own arenas, but I believe that will indeed be the case. I did report that first the other day, and there’s no Jinx on that one I don’t believe. UPDATE: Confirmed. Teams will play in their own buildings for home games, my sources say.

I also believe I was the first to report training camps for the 24 teams that made the playoffs would start Jan. 3rd, but hey, who’s counting?

That means we’re going to have Avalanche players on the ice, officially, pending approval of course, in two weeks right here in Denver. This is how I feel now about this new development:

More as it develops…

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