26 November 2011
In the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter that the strike is over. There will be a cloud over this entire season and people will come back...just like they did ten years ago.
Here are the timeline details
Stern: If all goes smoothly, training camps will open Dec. 9. Season will be 66 game beginning on Christmas.
Free agency and training camp would start at the same time.
Wow training camp opens in 14 days. Players will be signed and join camp in progress. - 66 games schedule is 8 games every 14 days
66 games packed into season. More back to backs, fewer off days, playoffs will be delayed a few days to create enough time to accomodate
Free agency and camps starting together on Dec 9 means teams like New Orleans and Boston will show up with just a handful of signed players.