The season we're having after all

With a compressed 66-game slate, we get more tasty matchups and less filler

Originally Published: December 6, 2011
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

Here comes the best byproduct of the lockout: a 66-game schedule with less padding, more action condensed into fewer days, and even a touch of NFL-style variable schedule strength.

With 126 days to fit it all in between Christmas and April 26, your favorite team will play an average of once every two days. Sometimes teams will even play three days in a row. About the only break in the action is the four-day gap for the All-Star Game, which will be held in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 26. ...

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