Training camps open around NHL after another short offseason | Sports

Training camps open around the NHL on Thursday after another short offseason, a third in a row squeezed by the pandemic. That doesn’t bother Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon at all.

For one of hockey’s greatest players and his teammates, it’s already time to get back on the ice and defend their Stanley Cup title, less than three months after reversed back-to-back champion Tampa Bay Lightning.

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