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NHL, union ratify Aug. 1 restart, CBA extension

The NHL season will officially resume Aug. 1, after the league and players union each ratified the return-to-play plan and a four-year extension of the collective bargaining agreement Friday.

2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions

These four Stanley Cup playoff predictions will come true in 2020.

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Report: NHL targets Dec. 1 start for 2020-21 season

The NHL is targeting a Dec. 1 start date to the 2020-21 regular season, in a plan that moves the season-opening games two months later that usual, ESPN reported Wednesday.

NHL, union agree to CBA extension, return-to-play protocols

The NHL and the NHL Players' Association announced Monday they have agreed "in principle" to a four-year extension of the current collective bargaining agreement, as well as further protocols for resuming the 2019-20 season.

NHL says nine more players test positive

The NHL announced Monday that nine additional players have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the leaguewide total to 35.

NHL Close to Confirming Toronto and Edmonton as Hub Cities

Recent reports peg Toronto and Edmonton as frontrunners for NHL hub cities.

Reports: NHL, NHLPA agree on protocols to resume season

The NHL and the NHL Players' Association have agreed on the return-to-play protocols for this season, according to multiple reports Sunday.

Report: NHL eyes Aug. 1 return-to-play date

The NHL is targeting July 13 for a return to training camp, with the league's 24-team playoff beginning on Aug. 1.

Report: Toronto, Edmonton likely NHL hub cities

Toronto and Edmonton are likely to be selected as the two hub cities for the resumption of the 2019-2020 NHL season, according to multiple reports.

NHL: 26 players have COVID-19, 15 in Phase 2

A total of 26 NHL players have tested positive for COVID-19 over the last three weeks, the NHL announced Monday.

NHL's first draft lottery doesn't set No. 1 pick

The NHL held the first phase of its 2020 draft lottery on Friday, and the No. 1 overall pick was awarded to ... no one.

Iginla, Hossa headline six-person Hall of Fame class

Jarome Iginla and Marian Hossa were chosen for induction to the Hockey Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility as a six-member 2020 class was unveiled Wednesday.

Report: NHL down to six possible hub cities

As the National Hockey League prepares to resume the 2019-2020 season next month, the league is down to six cities under consideration for the two hubs, according to multiple reports.

Thorburn retires after 14 seasons

Chris Thorburn announced his retirement Monday after 14 seasons and 801 games.

Report: Leafs' Matthews tests positive for COVID-19

Toronto Maple Leafs All-Star center Auston Matthews has tested positive for COVID-19, the Toronto Sun reported on Friday.

Trudeau: Canada 'open' to hosting NHL restart

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday the country is "open" to and "comfortable" with the possibility of one of its cities serving as a hub for the NHL's restart later this summer, despite current travel restrictions in place.

Bettman defends NHL's expansion playoff format

Commissioner Gary Bettman stands by the NHL's decision to admit 24 teams into the playoffs when action restarts this summer.

NHL, NHLPA agree to open training camps July 10

The National Hockey League and NHL Players Association agreed to open training camps on July 10 for the 24 teams participating in this summer's restart.

Potential 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Cinderellas

A few Cinderellas could emerge in the race for the Stanley Cup.

Kane, Aliu to chair new Hockey Diversity Alliance

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane and retired forward Akim Aliu will serve as co-chairs of a new Hockey Diversity Alliance aimed at making hockey a more inclusive sport.

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