NHL: Puck drop is near

With the NHL and NHLPA agreeing to a tentative deal over the weekend that is expected  to be ratified later this week and finalized by Saturday, we will be taking a look around the league with previews/predictions for the upcoming season.

The official schedule of course has not been determined yet, but that should come by mid-week. It is expected that we will see a 48-game season that begins January 19th, with training camps opening this weekend.

With the great parity around the league, every game is critical even in a normal 82-game season. So that makes a 48-game season even more crucial in terms of avoiding any pro-long slumps/losing streaks.

As a die hard fan for basically my whole life I am extremely excited that the puck is about to drop. While the lockout does leave a bad taste in many mouths, it will certainly be a distant memory in the near future. For some, including myself, it already is!



Greg Isaac

Greg Isaac

Greg Isaac is a former hockey player and coach as well an avid/die-hard hockey fan, having gone to his first game at the Great Western Forum when he was 3.  Greg enjoys Seth Rogen and Jason Segel movies with Knocked Up, Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall being 3 of his many favorites. He’s a huge Bill Maher and Seth MacFarlane fan, with his favorite T.V. show being Family Guy, of course. On the weekends you’ll probably find him playing non-stop ball hockey with his 5-year-old son Masen. You can hear Greg Saturday afternoons on @real_hockeytalk & @breakthrsports from 1-4 Arizona time on
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