Posted January 07, 2013

Report: NHL season to start Jan. 19

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The NHL will start a 48-game schedule for teams on Jan. 19. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The NHL will start a 48-game schedule for teams on Jan. 19. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The National Hockey League will begin the 2012-13 season on January 19 after the league and the NHL Players Association tentatively agreed to end the lockout over the weekend, reports CBSSports.com.

The league’s board of governors are expected to meet on Wednesday to sign off on the new collective bargaining agreement. The league is expected to play with a 48-game schedule.

The 48-game season will be the second in league history. The 1994-95 season was played under the same format after half the schedule was wiped out by a lockout, which contained nothing but intraconference games,


8 comments
UleNotknow
UleNotknow like.author.displayName 1 Like

January 19, eh? Thanks for the warning.

destin507
destin507

I dislike Bettman more than Goodell and I am a Saints fan. That is saying A LOT .

destin507
destin507

Season starts Jan 19???    SO WHAT. I tried waiting around the last time this happened and you guys screwed me, and no this time I just finally shut the door. I started watching English football (soccer) and it is fast paced too. Never would have thought soccer, but the NHL has to much BS with the higher ups, so adios!