Too much time has been wasted already. No sense wasting any more. Now that a new CBA is in place, approved by both owners and players alike, a condensed NHL schedule has been released and the Ducks are back on the ice.
Training camp began in earnest for all 30 teams, who begin official NHL play next Saturday, January 19.
Coach Bruce Boudreau will get to have his first training camp in Anaheim with the team he joined mid-season. Not quite as much preparation as he hoped for, but it will be good, nonetheless.
"The big unfortunate thing about that with me is you'd like to see everybody in the organization and talk to everybody," Boudreau told the OC Register earlier this week. "So the organization knows who you are. That's the great reason in going down to Norfolk for training camp and the two other visits I've gone down. So you get to know the organization well. But the guys that are going to be here, I know them all pretty confidently."
Good thing, because ther...