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What you need to know about COVID-19: August 11, 2020
Many critical dates in the NHL’s new CBA that the owners and players are voting on this week began filtering out Wednesday night to TSN, Sportsnet and other media outlets.
The details pertain to the Return To Play (RTP) plan and the start of the 2020-21 season. All dates are tentative and some moved already as they were based on the original July 10 training camp opening that’s now been shifted back a few days, but here are some highlights.
July 13 – Training camps open for 24 RTP teams.
July 24 – Twelve teams travel to hub cities Toronto and Edmonton.
July 25 – Exhibition games begin.
July 30 – Best of 5 Qualifying series and round robin games for top teams begin.
Aug. 9 – Best of 7 First round begins.
Aug. 23 – Second round begins.
Sept. 6 – Conference finals begin (tentatively scheduled for Edmonton).
Sept. 20 – Stanley Cup finals begin (tentatively scheduled for Edmonton).
Oct. 2 – Target date to complete playoffs.
Oct. 6 – Entry draft.
Oct. 9 – Free agent period opens (or seven days after last game of Cup final).
Nov. 17 – Opening of training camps for 2020-21 season.
Dec. 1 – Opening of 2020-21 regular season.
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