The NHL’s plan to restart the season is going public, but the information is coming long before the players will actually hit the ice.
Players informed today Phase III (training camps) won’t start before July 10.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 28, 2020
The NHL won’t begin their “camp” until July 10. Based on the full details of Phase 2, we can assume the actual playoffs won’t begin until August 1. We’d be looking at the qualifying, first, and second rounds taking all of August, and then the Conference and Stanley Cup Finals taking all of September.
Offseason activities would last through October and November, with camp beginning again in December. And low and behold, my prediction that the Winter Classic kicks off the season holds true.
Naturally all of this is subject to change. Anything can happen between now and July 10.