While I have been pretty pessimistic about them actually getting a deal done this year I am now stoked for the season to start.
Here is what it looks like moving forward with the first games taking place January 19.
NHL sends memo to clubs indicating no camps before Saturday (and may not open until Monday), 48-game season to begin Jan. 19
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 7, 2013
Followed by this:
All 30 teams will be playing on Jan. 19, throughout the entire day.
— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) January 7, 2013
Oh man. Buckle up.
Lets Go Pens!