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?