As teams prepare for the opening of training camps next week, the NHL has revealed it's key dates to finish everything up and start next season.
Training camp of course opens on July 13 followed by teams traveling to hub cities on July 24 and exhibition games starting the following day.
Here's how the playoffs will play out:
July 30: Qualif. round begins
Aug. 9: First round of playoffs begins
Aug. 23: Second round begins
Sept. 6: Conf Finals begin
Sept. 20: SCF begins
Oct. 2: Last poss. game of SCF
Once the playoffs are done, we move onto the NHL Draft and Free Agent Frenzy.
The NHL Draft right now is set for October 6 and as Frank Seravalli reports the draft must follow the end of the Cup Final and precede free agency.
Once that's done, we move onto free agency and the 2020-21 season:
Later of Oct. 9 or 7 days after Cup Final ends is opening of Free Agency
Nov. 17: Opening of training camps for 2020-21
Dec. 1: Opening of 2020-21 regular season
Do you think the NHL is going to be able to pull this off?