One week, that’s all hockey fans have to wait. Sure, it won’t be the real thing, but rookie camps and tournaments are set to kick off over the next ten days throughout the NHL. That’s right, hockey is almost back. Hopefully hockey will keep coming back year after year. In order for that to happen, the NHL and NHLPA must get to work on a new CBA. The NHLPA plans to update the players very soon on the status of negotiations.
Here are the top stories from around the NHL on August 30th, 2019.
Major news from the NHL. Darren Dreger of TSN reports that the league will not re-open the CBA. In addition, the NHLPA is slated to update players on the state of negotiations next week in Chicago. The NHLPA must also soon decide if they want to re-open the current CBA. (TSN.ca)
Zdeno Chara is working hard to get back into shape for the upcoming season. What exactly does Chara do to keep himself playing at a high level, even at his age? The Bruins captain gave us a glimpse of his work on Instagram. (Boston Hockey Now)
Ben Lovejoy is hanging up the skates. The veteran defender, who played eleven seasons in the NHL, announced on Thursday that he has retired. Lovejoy split the 2018-19 season between the New Jersey Devils and Dallas Stars. (The Score)
Andrei Markov is coming back to the NHL. The veteran defender intends to return to the league after two seasons in the KHL. Although his desire is to return to Montreal, his agent confirms that Markov is willing to resume his career whenever he must. (NHL.com)
Bruins rookie camp will get underway on September 5th, while main camp starts on September 12th. Here’s a look at the full training camp schedule. (Boston Hockey Now)