Advertisement

Bettman: Next NHL season could start in December or January

St. Louis Blues forward Zach Sanford (12) scores against Vegas Golden Knights goalie Malcolm Subban during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
St. Louis Blues forward Zach Sanford (12) scores against Vegas Golden Knights goalie Malcolm Subban during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)(Isaac Brekken | AP)
Published: Sep. 19, 2020 at 9:25 PM EDT
Email this link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Commissioner Gary Bettman says he wouldn’t be surprised if the next NHL season begins after the tentatively planned Dec. 1 start date.

Bettman said Saturday in his annual pre-Stanley Cup Final news conference there is still too much uncertainty to know what that season will look like. He refused to speculate on the possibility of an all-Canadian division given the closure of the U.S.-Canada border. The NHL has seven teams in Canada and 24 in the U.S. until Seattle is set to become the 32nd franchise in 2021.

Canada did not allow Major League Baseball’s Blue Jays to play in Toronto this season because of cross-border travel.

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Latest News

Latest News