– Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) May 21, 2023
Obviously, it’s to the league’s advantage to have as many games as possible. On the other hand, we know that players prefer not to have too many, given the physical nature of the sport.
Recently, however, Larry Brooks published an article in the New York Post in which he stated that the Players’ Association would be willing to consider the idea of a regular season of 84 games per team.
Why are players suddenly interested in the idea? The reason is simple: they want the salary cap to start rising again (and not just by a million dollars a year), and since they don’t want to put more money in trust, they’re willing to make the trade-off of playing more games so the league has more revenue.
And the change could come into effect very quickly. In fact, it’s far from impossible that it could happen as early as next season, in the 2023-24 campaign.
If this happens, expect training camps to be a little shorter, too. Players are likely to insist on it if they have to play more regular-season games, and it’s not exactly the prep games that are the most lucrative for the NHL anyway.
The CH DG will have several options, but he’ll have to be ready when the action resumes → https://t.co/3AQQwbt6u1
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) May 21, 2023
Now it’s up to the two parties to find common ground.
– Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL) May 27, 2023
– Great mentality.
Despite Friday’s win, the Remparts are taking nothing for granted.
“We still have a lot to prove,” says Justin Robidas.
Summary of what the team had to say this morning in Kamloops.https://t.co/AJomyX9zPZ
– Kevin Dubé (@KDubeJDQ) May 27, 2023
– Very interesting.
Jaroslav Halak is back for his 4th Pro Reads, this time breaking down what to look for on a 3-on-2 break against the Vegas Golden Knights. Watch his video session exclusively at InGoal: https://t.co/RudkrrxSBD pic.twitter.com/gRKP5qD2A1
– InGoal Magazine (@InGoalMedia) May 27, 2023
– The Red Sox avoided a horrible signing. My text on the subject.
Chaim Bloom was convinced he lured him to town. https://t.co/z1fy7gAUyh
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) May 27, 2023
– New coach in Milwaukee.
Adrian Griffin is set to succeed Mike Budenholzer at the helm of the Milwaukee Bucks.
He beat out Kenny Atkinson and Nick Nurse, who reportedly withdrew from the process.
Nurse’s former right-hand man should officially be named to the position very soon.
– AlleyOop360 (@AlleyOop360) May 27, 2023