In Red Wings Land
“It’s a little different than anything I’ve ever been through, but it went smoothly and we’re happy we got a deal done,” Bertuzzi said. “There was a lot of talking going on. At the end of the day, we’re happy with a one-year deal. I’m looking forward to the season.”
Just once I’d love to see a player who just came out of arbitration tell the local press “I really liked this place until that arbitration hearing but now I hate it and can’t wait to leave.”
Of course I’m not saying Bertuzzi is lying about things not being acrimonious, I just don’t expect a player to ever say anything different.
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#OHL GM's Meeting has concluded. Confirmed a January 23rd start date for training camps with a 40 game regular season starting February 4th.— OHLInsiders (@OHLinsiders) October 28, 2020
8 team playoff.
No updates on fans/US teams, etc.
Between this and the AHL targeting a start date for early February there are at least plans in place for North American hockey at various levels for the prospects and players, but there’s also plenty of doubt any of this stuff actually happens. Lots can change between now and then.
These are the hockey jersey equivalent of seeing a car with a garish paint job driving by and thinking “man I’m glad I got to see that but I’m even more glad I don’t own that thing.”