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NHL Rumors for the 2020-2021 Season

The NHL and NHL Players’ Association have engaged in talks and have set a target start date for the 2020-21 season. The target start date is January 13 and all teams would play 56 games. Under this proposal, the players would be scheduled to report to training camps on January 3, 2021.

With this unprecedented season, the league is rumored to make other big changes to ensure the safety of the players and teams. The league could expand the roster size from 23 players to 26 players for the season. Along with this, four additional players could be added for the “taxi squad”. The NHL also proposed a temporary division realignment which will reduce travel. It was also rumored that teams want a three-game series matchup against opposing teams. More news is soon to come.

Here are the rumored divisions if realignment is voted on:

2020-21 Season Division Realignment 

Division 1:

Boston Bruins

Buffalo Sabres

New Jersey Devils

New York Islander

New York Rangers

Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins

Washington Capitals

Division 2:

Carolina Hurricanes

Columbus Blue Jackets

Detroit Red Wings

Chicago Blackhawks

Florida Panthers

Minnesota Wild

Nashville Predators

Tampa Bay Lightning

Division 3:

Anaheim Ducks

Arizona Coyotes

Colorado Avalanche

Dallas Stars

Los Angeles Kings

San Jose Sharks

St. Louis Blues

Vegas Golden Knights

Division 4:

Calgary Flames

Edmonton Oilers

Montreal Canadiens

Ottawa Senators

Toronto Maple Leafs

Vancouver Canucks

Winnipeg Jets

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