The NHL and NHLPA didn’t get much accomplished on Thursday in terms of getting any closer to ending the lockout, but there’s still optimism that a deal will get done in time to have a season — albeit a much shortened one.
Michael Grange of Rogers Sportsnet joined NESN Daily and said he expects a deal to get done by the “real deadline” of Jan. 8. If a deal is reached by that date, players would have time to get to training camp by Jan. 11, and the season would be able to start by Jan. 19.
Hopefully Grange’s optimism rings true. The two sides are running out of time, but a deadline could increase urgency.
Watch the video above to hear Grange’s update on the lockout from New York.