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NHL determined to have meaningful season

Director Don Fehr is surrounded by NHL players as he speaks to media at the Ritz- Carlton on...

Director Don Fehr is surrounded by NHL players as he speaks to media at the Ritz- Carlton on Wellington St. in Toronto, Aug. 24, 2012. (Dave Thomas/QMI Agency)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:05 PM ET

If the NHL Players' Association signs on the dotted line, the NHL is determined to have a meaningful season.

League sources confirmed Thursday the board of governors tossed around the idea of a 56-game season during their meeting Wednesday. The season would start in late December, with inter-conference play included and the possibility of four games against each team within a division.


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