NHL Lockout 2012: Somehow, Isles' Travis Hamonic Thinks Training Camp Will Start On Time

With the Sept. 15 expiration date of the collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and NHLPA quickly approaching, many are prepping for the worst as commissioner Gary Bettman has already made it clear that the players will be locked out without a new deal.

Despite this proclamation, New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic believes a new CBA will negotiated and no time will be missed.

Via TheSportingNews.com:

"I'm still confident, I'm still training, and pushing myself to be ready for training camp when it opens on time, as scheduled," Hamonic told Sporting News.

If a new deal is not negotiated in time and the league has to undergo an extended lockout, the 22-year-old will be eligible to play in the American Hockey League because he will be entering the final year of his entry-level contract.

Hamonic said he hasn't even considered it.

"I haven't really thought of (Bridgeport), because I'm confident it's going to get done," Hamonic said of a new collective bargaining agreement, despite the fact that no negotiations are scheduled between the NHL and NHLPA. "It's a situation, we'll cross the road when it comes, when we get there, but as of right now, my mindset is getting ready for the NHL season and getting ready for training camp. That's where I'm at right now."

For more on the NHL and its collective bargaining agreement negotiations with the NHLPA, please visit SB Nation's hockey hub.

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