By Julie Glass
The NHLPA and the NHL board of governors have approved a package that not only will allow the league to restart this summer but also includes a four-year CBA extension.
The NHLPA on Wednesday started a full membership vote on both return to play and the CBA.
Training camps for NHL teams will open Monday. The 24-team tournament will then begin on Aug. 1 in two hub cities — Edmonton for the Western Conference, and Toronto for the Eastern Conference.
To maximize the number of games televised, start times will be scheduled on a staggered basis with the 10 days of qualifying games in Toronto slated to start at noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET. The start times for the three game windows in Edmonton will be 2 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET. The windows for the games in Edmonton might fluctuate by up to 30 minutes during the qualifying round.