NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday the start to the 2020-21 season could be held in hub cities with temporary divisional realignments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking at the 2020 Paley International Council Summit as reported by NHL.com, Bettman laid out a number of scenarios in which the league could start its season.
Bettman added that the league is still targeting Jan. 1 as its start date.
According to Bettman, the league is looking at ways to start the season safely and with reduced travel for teams.
One idea which had been previously floated was starting in various hub cities.