January 19th: Season begins
April 3rd: Trade Deadline
April 27th: Regular Season ends
May 1st: Stanley Cup Playoffs begins
June 28th: Last possible day for Stanley Cup Finals
So there are some highlighted dates right now and they are subject to change. There are two major takeaways from this information. First, and most obvious, is that there will be no July hockey so all of those fears can be put to rest. Second, if the season follows this schedule, there will be 48 games in 99 days. That is going to be a grueling stretch of hockey for these guys.
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