56-game season is the new hope

As the 2020 year is coming to an end, we all knew the chances of an 82-game regular season became slimmer and slimmer. Many of us were thinking there wouldn’t be any 2020-21 season at all, and maybe there still won’t be.

But there were reports recently that stated the NHL is looking at a 52 or 56-game regular season schedule with a start date of mid-January. That’s not too far away, so if that is the plan, things need to happen in a hurry.

If you have access to The Athletic, there’s a great article that goes over the details here.

This is the only real news we have heard regarding a season, and it’s very tentative right now. The NHL and NHLPA have a lot to work through with not only each other but a pandemic that may be a lot worse by the end of December.

Right now, this is a week-to-week process and hopefully, we can start to hear more positive news.

We’re looking forward to Sabres hockey again, as long as it can be done safely.


Kevin Freiheit
Kevin Freiheit
I founded Buffalo Hockey Central in 2008 and have poured hours and hours into this site. Luckily, we have a great team of writers and designers who have helped keep this up and running despite a ton of out-of-pocket costs. We do this because we enjoy it, and we're desperate to see the Sabres win the Cup someday, but they have to make the playoffs first.

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