Sidney Crosby thinks a 60-game season "would be pretty fair."
Obviously that's contingent on the lockout ending in the near future. "There are teams that struggle and that gives you a chance to go through a tough point in the season and still have time to kinda gather yourself," Crosby said. "So that's a length that I'm sure everyone could live with, but I'm sure that we'd all be much happier playing much more than that." At this point, any schedule is likely to be condensed and result in scheduling quirks like teams playing three games in three days. The schedule will likely hinder older players because it will increase fatigue. It might also lead to more injuries.