Tag Archives: 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Western Conference Play-In Preview

Photo: Andy Devlin/Getty Images The NHL announced that the Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin with 24 teams. While there are many boxes to be checked before play begins, Commissioner Gary Bettman said that the playoffs could begin as early as late … Continue reading

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Eastern Conference Play-In Preview

Photo: Francois Lacasse/Getty Images The NHL announced that the Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin with 24 teams. While there are many boxes to be checked before play begins, Commissioner Gary Bettman said that the playoffs could begin as early as … Continue reading

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25,000-30,000 Coronavirus Tests Would Cost the NHL “Millions of Dollars” for Daily Testing

Photo: Kirk Irwin/Getty Images Tuesday afternoon, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the Return to Play Plan, which concludes the 2019-20 regular season and focuses on the phases and formats for the postseason. Bettman highlighted the importance of the health and … Continue reading

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Road Review: T-Mobile Arena, A Possible Neutral Site For 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Photo: Lasvegashighrisecondoliving About four weeks before the NHL paused the 2019-20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, my dad and I went out West to see the Washington Capitals face the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale and the Vegas Golden Knights in … Continue reading

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Report: NHL’s Return To Play Proposal Expected To Be Approved By Players Association

Photo: Canoe The executive committee vote by each NHL team is expected to result in an approval of the NHL plans to go straight to the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 16-team play-in round by the players association, according … Continue reading

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Which Teams Would Have The Best Chance Of Pulling Off An Upset In The NHL Play-In Round?

Photo: Norm Hall/Getty Images After the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs featured a whopping five upsets, just imagine the possibilities for this year with 24 teams and a play-in round for all teams ranked fifth through twelfth … Continue reading

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Report: Play-In Bye Teams Could Play Three Games To Determine 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Seeding

Photo: Scott Audette/Getty Images According to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, the NHL, GMs, and governors are talking about the eight teams that would earn byes from the play-in round playing three games against the other inter-conference teams to determine seeding for … Continue reading

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Report: NHL, Players Association Continue To Work On 24-Team Stanley Cup Playoff Format; Play-In Round Would Be A Best-Of-Five

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images The NHL’s Return to Play Committee met once again on Wednesday and sources have told Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman that the league and NHLPA are working on a 24-team “conference-based” Stanley Cup Playoff format.

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NHL Optimistic That Extended United States-Canada Border Closure Won’t Push Season Restart Back Any Later

Photo: CTV News Despite the border between the United States and Canada’s closure to non-essential travel being extended through June 21, the NHL is still “hopeful” that it won’t “materially affect the resumption of play timelines we are currently contemplating,” … Continue reading

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Report: 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Could Be Played In Two Cities

Photo: LVRJ According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the NHL is discussing playing the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs in two cities instead of four, which is a possibility that is generating some buzz while teams are talking.

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