Some positive steps toward a start to the 2020-21 NHL season surfaced on Tuesday.
The apparent labor dispute or misconstruing that appeared to be a roadblock has been resolved between the NHL and NHLPA, according to a report by The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun. Per LeBrun's report, the financial terms from the memorandum of understanding signed in the summer will not be renegotiated.
According to multiple reports, the NHL is now targeting a Jan. 13 start to a 56-game regular season. Per ESPN's Greg Wyshynski, those two goals appear firmly in place for the NHL and NHLPA.
There's still much more to be decided between both sides as the 2020-21 season will be unlike any other in league history. As everyone eyes January, there will be a close eye on the constant developments of the coronavirus pandemic.
If the roadmap remains unchanged, we could see the Flyers open training camp in Voorhees, New Jersey, around Jan. 1 in preparation for the new season.
Some players are already in the Philadelphia area to train at Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone. The Flyers had about 10 players take the ice Tuesday, while a handful more have returned and are waiting to be cleared, Flyers assistant general manager Brent Flahr told NBC Sports Philadelphia.
The organization is coming off a positive and promising 2019-20 season, which has raised internal and external expectations for the club.
"I believe that we’re on the right track as far as moving forward to win a Stanley Cup," Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault said in September. "What we’ve gone through this year is going to help us in the next year. Without being specific on one thing, I do firmly believe that we have the players, we have the pieces, we have the will. We have a lot of work left to do, but we are on the right track to get it done."
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