It’s the week of Christmas and perhaps the best present we could have received was the gift of hockey!
As we talked about last week on The Cannon Cast, hockey is back and now everything is official, down to the exact look of the newly formed divisions. Which is especially unique given the Blue Jackets will match up against both the Lightning and Stars, both of last fall’s Stanley Cup combatants, in this year’s Central Division.
NHL makes it official after today's Board of Governors call. The 2020-21 season is a go. https://t.co/shj3O8awMb— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) December 20, 2020
So, to recap:— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) December 20, 2020
Puck drop: Jan. 13
Trade deadline: April 12
End of reg season: May 8
Expansion draft: July 21
NHL draft: July 23-24
Free-agent Frenzy: July 28
July 29: LeBrun goes to cottage https://t.co/um2EkAIOc6
Training camp: 36 skaters and unlimited number of goalies.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 20, 2020
The NHL hopes to raise $15M selling ads on helmets this season.— Rick Westhead (@rwesthead) December 21, 2020
Rich clubs like Tor/Mtl targeting $1M deals; small-market teams far less.
NHL exec told me teams don’t consider this "new-found money” bc helmet ads will be given to some sponsors as "make goods” for empty buildings.
On this edition of The Cannon Cast we talk about:
- Hockey’s return on Jan. 13 and how the schedule might look?
- How return to play effects the AHL and how things might work for the Cleveland Monsters?
- Helmet ads for added revenue
and much more!
Our theme music is the song “Green Eyes,” by Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons off of their album “Homemade Vision.” Angela’s newest album is called “4:30” and you should listen to it! Check her out at angelaperley.com, and you should also check out Angela Perley on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for videos and live-streamed concerts from her home during this stay at home period.
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