We can't do any worse than last season within our division. And since we've had all our top players playing overseas we should be coming into the season hotter than a few other teams. And if we finish 9th in the west we could still win the first draft pick.
The NHL initially thought of starting training camps as early as Wednesday, a day after expected ratification votes on the new CBA.
But the league is now looking at the weekend of Jan. 11-13 to do so, hopefully by Friday the 11th. There were just a few too many logistics still to iron out for a Wednesday opening.
Most or all Avs will be back in town by Tuesday. I’m sure they’ll do some scrimmaging in the meantime til the weekend.