How the schedule details released today impacts the Leafs

The NHL has been working hard all weekend finalizing the details for the 2020-21 season. Today, we’ve been getting a lot of details about key dates for some the biggest events of the season. While some of these could be changed barring any complications with COVID-19, and the politics surrounding it (especially with Canada and the NHL team’s provinces), let’s take a look at some of the important dates for this season.

So, to recap:Puck drop: Jan. 13Trade deadline: April 12End of reg season: May 8Expansion draft: July 21NHL draft: July 23-24Free-agent Frenzy: July 28July 29: LeBrun goes to cottage
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) December 20, 2020

Training Camp
Based on the current dates, the Leafs will start their training camp on January 3, something Pierre Lebrun reported on Friday. This will be the starting day that most teams will have, while the teams that weren’t in the playoffs in the summer will get a few extra days.
This will give the Leafs 10 days before the start of the season to get their systems in place and figure out their lineup. That will be important because there will also be no preseason games, similar …

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Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation

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