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NHL, NHLPA reportedly reach agreement on 2020-21 season

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The finalization of the details on the 2020-21 NHL season is getting closer to sign, sealed and delivered.

According to multiple reports Friday night, the NHL and NHLPA have reached an agreement on the upcoming season, which is pending a vote by the NHL’s board of governors and the full NHLPA membership. The approval process could take place over the weekend with an announcement coming from the league early next week.

As we've learned recently, it's looking like a 56-game regular season, according to TSN's Elliotte Friedman, with division realignment.

Per TSN's Frank Seravalli, the sides have agreed to open training camps on Jan. 3 for the 24 teams that partook in the summer's 2019-20 return-to-play tournament, while the seven clubs that did not qualify can begin camps on Dec. 30-31. According to the report, those dates are subject to change.

Stay tuned over the weekend and into next week.

The Flyers had a positive and promising 2019-20 season, which has raised internal and external expectations for the club in 2020-21.

"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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