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12-04-2012, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Bosswally View Post
the problem with starting the season on the 15th is that unlike the NBA in the NHL the players get a Christmas break, so they would start the season just to take a few days off, I feel they should take the weeks before Christmas to do training camp and maybe a couple preseason games and then start the new year off right with the season in which they still fit about 50 games without things getting too hectic
You might be thinking of the holiday roster freeze, the actual hockey break is only two days - they get the 25th and the 26th off, it's not that complicated to have the majority of the league playing on the 24th and 27th. Maybe some teams get three days off and have a back-to-back right after.

I don't think the NHL bothered to have a preseason in '94/95. The NBA had a mini (two-game) preseason last year but the NHL does have the sponsors consideration, they need to cram in max games now.

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