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Will the compressed schedule matter?


This is a follow-up to Travis's story about Kimmo and the shortened schedule. We don't know when the season will end so this is speculative, though as Travis says we can probably avoid hyperbole about "five-game weeks" unless the league wants to finish the regular season at the normal time and arena availability is a problem.

Last year the Flyers played 2.95 games per week.

With a 48-game season starting on Jan 19...

3 games per week puts the end of the season at May 11.

3.5 games per week - April 24

4 games per week - April 13

3.2 games per week - May 3, which was the end of the 48-game 1995 season that started on Jan 20.

Is 2.95 games to 3.20 games a significant increase?

Presumably, player conditioning will in general be inferior at the start of the season, but there won't be the wear-and-tear of a full season.

There will be less travel involving time-zone changes.

There might be more frequent short trips because even with the arena dates reserved before the lockout there might be less flexibility as they fill out the schedule.

Thoughts?

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