The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup this season in the bubble in Edmonton and celebrated with a parade in the Hillsborough river and a celebration at Raymond James Stadium. The NHL had wanted to start the next season on January 1st, but that won’t happen because the league is looking at January 13, 2021 to start the season. There have been some concerns on when or if the season was going to happen, but the NHL and the players union look to have come to an agreement. Usually, there is 82 games in the regular season, but there will either be 52 or 56 games this season and a two-week training camp.
No word yet an if fans will be allowed inside Amalie Arena for games.
Both sides targeting Jan. 13 start to season in order to get 56-game sked but even with financials no longer an issue as @DarrenDreger first reported, still some work to be done on protocols, schedule, critical date, etc, plus subject to NHL BOG and NHLPA executive board approval https://t.co/ESSjY94Slt— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) December 8, 2020