Training Camps To Open July 10

On Thursday morning the NHL and NHLPA jointly announced a transition date to Phase 3 of the return to play plan.

Assuming medical conditions allow and the two sides have come to an agreement on resuming play, formal training camps for the 24 teams resuming play will open on Friday, July 10.

On Wednesday, Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane, Alex DeBrincat and Alex Nylander and goaltender Malcolm Subban returned to Fifth Third Arena to resume training as part of Phase 2.

19 thoughts on “Training Camps To Open July 10

  1. Wow….July …strange time to start training …hopefully it will be a short série or to the cup
    And with a short training camp we will see injury appearing on first 2 games probably.

  2. Bowman saying he is doubtful Mitchell will be eligible when final decision announced. Regula expected to be added though. So be another month or close to it before play in round starts.

  3. Shame for Mitchell. Contract wise though not bad for the hawks.
    Looking forward to watching to some hawks games.

  4. Use the playoffs to get young guys experience. 15 minutes max for the core. Preventing injury top priority.

  5. Use the playoffs to get young guys experience. 15 minutes max for the core. Preventing injury top priority

  6. Exactly right Mike.Lean heavy on the young guys.See if Strome can handle fast intense play before giving him a new contract.Get Carllson and Beaudin out there along with Hagel.Get Nylander out there with Kane and continue with Kubalik on the 1st line.Let Dach play 3rd line Center and play the hell out of him.

  7. Honestly, I wish they would just cancel the season and start anew in October. If Bettman forces this tournament to go down, then we should use it like the Traverse Tournament, only play our young guys. Why ruin someone’s career over a tournament that doesn’t matter?

  8. Tommy

    A tourney that doesn’t matter. Are you talking about the SC play offs?

    If you are, my guess is that there are many players and organizations that won’t agree with that statement.

  9. My preference would also be to scrap the season and re-start in October but I guess the owners want the TV revenue. As for line-ups, we have to skate our best guys (that’s just the way it is) and if you’re a pro you play to win. That said, we can still give the yutes lots of ice as others mentioned — kind of like a free trial playoff run that they can put under the belts for the next time we legitimately earn a playoff berth.

  10. That’s right Heidi! A tournament that does not matter! In my opinion, it will be riddled with injuries because guys don’t have game fitness. That is a recipe for disaster. Your legs aren’t as strong and you are not conditioned to take a hit. I am not pulling scenarios out of thin air, but been there, done that. I just think that this pandemic has already ruined the season, why multiply it with a tournament that is unnecessary. I suggest having two short-seasons (40 games) starting in October, and the top 4 teams in each season qualify for next seasons playoffs. If a team is in the top-4 in both season, then take the next team that didn’t qualify from season 1. And, if you’ve qualified from season 1, you can rest your regulars and play younger kids and develop them in NHL games. But again, just my opinion…and you know what that means!

  11. Tommy, thats what me and 2010 was saying before. Just stupid to do this and mess up another season/21 season. And the players off season.

  12. Remember that it’s not me who wrote the negative post about Suban …it’s the copy cat who wrote it ..thx ( I ask the copycat to change his name a few time but he doesn’t understand)
    I have nothing against …..Suban …

    Hawks2010 ..the original
    ……Copycat…change you name …or open another account with another name …is it so difficult to not copy a name.

  13. The playoffs are suppose to be a grind right after the season in flow and you pay the price to be a higher seed and more banged up or get not as high seed. This is just fools gold. To have teams at full health going into except for those that played it smart and took the 2 or 3 seed like we did in 2015.

  14. It sure feels like everyone on here will find a way to complain about any and all scenarios. Hockey is coming back and all of a sudden no one wants it. I’ll watch playoff hockey any time of the year.

  15. @Gander – Of course I will watch it! It’s just that it’s dangerous to hold the tournament and unnecessary. Forget about the pandemic, I am more worried about the injuries that will befall players. I just don’t want to see a generational talent like Kane, McDavid, or Matthews get injured for a summer tournament – these are not the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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