January 5, 2013
NHL teams gearing up for season
By BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency
NEW YORK - Teams are gearing up for an NHL season.
There isn't a collective bargaining agreement in place and there's no certainty the league and Players' Association will come to a deal before Friday's deadline, but teams are getting ready to open training camp next Saturday.
Since the NHL wants to start a 48-to-50-game schedule on Jan. 19, there isn't going to be a lot of time to make preparations if the players do sign on the dotted line so a lot of work is being done behind the scenes as talks continue.