Are you ready to lock in some dates?
Here we go.
The NHL and NHLPA formally ratified the Return To Play agreement (and four-year CBA extension) on Friday night. With that came an official schedule for the 2020 qualifying round series.
The Blue Jackets will play their first three games in five days beginning Aug. 2. Should the series go beyond three games, the fourth game will be a back-to-back before a potential Game 5 on Aug. 9.
That's a lot of hockey viewing to welcome back the game, isn't it?
At least five games per day for nine straight days, with staggered start times in both hub cities: 12 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET in Toronto, and 2 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. ET in Edmonton.
Buckle up – this is going to be fun.