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haseoke39 09-11-2012 08:40 AM

How many games in the 2012-13 NHL season?
For bonus points, post a specific number below.

ohheyimmark 09-11-2012 09:26 AM

I'm optimistically hoping for about half a season. I'll guess we get 44 games.

Zip15 09-11-2012 12:20 PM

I think one of two things will happen. The optimistic side of me thinks they'll hammer this out in early-October, and miss few games, if any. The pessimistic side of me thinks Thanksgiving is the real timeline for the owners, and that a deal will get done in time for hockey to return on or around Turkey Day. It seems the gulf is still such that it's going to take awhile to get a deal done, so I'll guess Thanksgiving is the end of this. Thus, my guess is about 65 games (Buffalo plays 16 pre-Thanksgiving games).

Sabretip 09-11-2012 12:34 PM

My gut feeling is that this will drag out til Thanksgiving, with schedule resuming in early December when most teams will have about 50+ games remaining. From what I've read, the Winter Classic on Jan. 1st is the golden goose that the NHL won't want to lose - so having a month of games beforehand makes sense in that regard. Plus, the NHL owners in cities where NFL teams exist may find it an easier sell once the NFL regular season is winding down.

haseoke39 09-11-2012 11:34 PM

I'm gonna go with 52.

Come on, guys, a million posters on here, somebody's gonna hit the number.

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