While the Blackhawks were staging a ridiculous comeback on Wednesday, there was other news for the NHL.
According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the NHL shared on the general managers’ call Wednesday that the League hopes to start the 2021-22 regular season on Oct. 12, which is about a week later than normal.
Also from the report, the 2021 NHL Draft will be held virtually again this summer. It is scheduled for July 23-24.
On the international front, the NHL told GMs that, as long as a deal can be reached with the IOC/IIHF, the League is still on board with participating in the Beijing Olympics next February. They were also told that the Men’s World Championships still appear to be happening in Latvia in May. The IIHF canceled the women’s IIHF world championships in Nova Scotia on Wednesday morning.