Around the NHL: League won’t be opening training camps until Mid-July at earliest

We continue to roll out new weekly features here on TLN, and this morning we start our look at league wide news that may or may not have a direct impact on the Leafs. 
Monday the NHL and PA through Pierre LeBrun clarified a somewhat confusing aspect of the next Phase of the league relaunch. Unfortunately that clarification really just creates more questions than answers…

There’s been some confusion out there about the potential start of NHL training camps for the 24 teams in Phase 3: both the NHL and NHLPA, subject to negotiation, are hoping for mid-July still for start of camps…
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 8, 2020
So, the clarification part is that it attaches somewhat of a date to when we’ll see something formal in regards to players getting back on the ice as a team. There had been pipe dream discussion of early July, but apparently that ship has sailed. That ship probably sailed a week ago when the NHL couldn’t readily identify hub cities nor articulate whether these training camps would all be happening in the hub city or elsewhere. This is the first in the string of unanswered …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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