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Breaking: NHL training camps will officially open on July 10th

With play set to resume in early August. Full details

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This just in: The NHL and NHLPA have agreed to open training camps on July 10th.

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According to Sportsnet NHL insider Chris Johnston, this means that play likely won't resume until early August.

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Maybe I'm being a bit insensitive here but... what are we waiting for?

If the players are allowed to gather and train in their NHL cities right now, why are we waiting a full month to start training camps? Can we not flip a switch and begin training in earnest next week? Again, I realize that I'm an insensitive guy who selfishly just wants to see hockey back on TV, but in my mind we can move this entire thing up a month. What's the old saying, "If you have time, use it"? These teams are going to all run a 3 week long training camp? Seems about twice as long as is needed.


Pitter patter, let's get at 'er, boys.