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Hockey Is Going To Be On All Day Beginning In August

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Like you wanted to do anything else, anyways

Winnipeg Jets v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

I hope you plan on doing a whole lot of nothing in the month of August.

I mean, yeah, lay out by the pool, work on your all-over tan, and prepare to take in roughly -fifteen hours of hockey a day for at least four or six weeks.

You’re going to need roughly fifteen hours, because there’s going to be six games a day beginning on August 1st. That’s 3 games in both Toronto and Edmonton beginning on the first day of August.

From the sounds of things, a game will kick off in Toronto at noon Eastern, 10 Mountain. Every two hours after that, another game will start. So while a game starts at 10 Mountain in Toronto, another one will start in Edmonton two hours later. Two hours after that, another one will start in Toronto. Now repeat until there have been six games played.

You’re getting the idea.

I know, I know. It’s going to be tough on us all.

It will be easier if you’re working from home. If you’re not, try to get a tube TV rigged up at the office. Maybe you can rig up a tiny monitor while driving a forklift, I’m sure nobody will notice.

Training camp begins in just six days, while the play-in series begin in August.