Found October 07, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
from Tom Thompson at The Hockey News, NHL training camps currently open about one week later than they used to. However, a good deal of informed opinion within the NHL claims the league should follow the NBA’s route and opt for a later start to the regular season. Why compete with the baseball playoffs throughout the month of October? With no need for extended training camps anymore, this school of thought could lead to even later camp openings. But there are other hockey people who are now expressing a contrary point of view. They argue the start of the regular season should be even earlier than it is now. Give each club a few days of training camp and a limited number of pre-season games and they will be ready for regular season action. They claim hockey should actually be an easier sell to the public in early autumn than in June. Proponents of an earlier start concede the fact competition in autumn comes from both baseball and football. In June, the baseball season is still in ...
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