League Can Save 70+ Games

May 22, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) poses with the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl and NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly after beating the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 in game five of the Western Conference finals of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

Elliotte Friedman of the CBC came out and said if both sides can reach an agreement relatively soon they can save more than 70 games. The league can potentially start on black friday featuring our very own Rangers against the Boston Bruins. While I hope the league can save as many games as possible, they shouldn’t try to squeeze in too many games in such a short period of time. Each team in the NBA last year played basically every day and the players and teams regretted that. Too many games for hockey can be even worse given the physical nature of the sport. Also, I think if players aren’t given an adequate training camp that we might see more injuries this year. In this regard I think everyone who went to Europe will have a head start on the rest of the league. I wouldn’t be surprised to see guys like Brad Richards who didn’t leave to be slow starting out the season. Be sure to follow me on twitter @Bluelinestation

Topics: Brad Richards, Elliotte Friedman, Lockout, NHL

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