7 Teams That Missed 2019-20 NHL Postseason May Be Allowed To Hold Longer Training Camps


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If the 2020-21 NHL season starts as currently planned, teams that didn’t participate in the 2019-20 post-season will be looking at nearly nine months away from the game. That’s concerning to those teams.

The seven NHL teams that didn’t take part in the 2029-20 post-season; Ottawa, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Jose, Anaheim, New Jersey and Buffalo, have all appealed to the league to at least be allowed to have a longer training camp than the other 24 teams that took part in the post-season.

According to the Ottawa sun, the word amongst league executives is the initiative is being led by Anaheim GM Bob Murray and he’s been the one dealing with the NHL head office about the possibility. All seven teams have made it clear they feel it’s important because of the length of time between games for their players.

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly indicated in an email Monday afternoon that those teams could be granted a longer camp if the NHL Players’ Association agrees to it.

“Yes, we have been talking with the union about giving the seven clubs additional days of mandatory training camp period prior to the opening of the main camp,” Daly wrote to Postmedia from Edmonton. “Timing would be tied entirely to the opening of training camp so remains uncertain.”

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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2 Responses to 7 Teams That Missed 2019-20 NHL Postseason May Be Allowed To Hold Longer Training Camps

  1. Scottlew73 says:

    I’am willing to bet it will be “shot down” not by NHLPA,but by other teams! They’ll use the old chesnut of why give them extra time because they weren’t able to make playoffs! If any of these teams catch “fire” @ start of next season what’s first thing that will be brought up ?? Extra time @ training camp! Start everybody @ same time so fair & even for all!

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