On a sheet of ice a few miles from sandy beaches, the Los Angeles Kings finally got to begin their quest to hoist the Stanley Cup again.
Detroit’s first of 48 games will be Jan. 19 at St. Louis. The Red Wings will host Dallas on Jan. 22 in their home opener, a day after playing at Columbus.
Training camps won’t last long at all, so the player movement should happen faster than normal.
NHL owners unanimously ratified the tentative labor deal Wednesday.
Todd Bertuzzi hunched over, trying to catch his breath, before slowly standing up on his skates to spit and take a swig of water.
Welcome back, NHL fans.
Now that a tentative deal is done, one big question remains: When is the puck finally going to drop on the long-delayed hockey season?
An overview of the NHL Labor Timeline.
About 12 hours after discussions ended, a federal mediator is back at work in the middle of NHL labor talks that hit a snag earlier this week.