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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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Contenders Concerned About Play-In Bye In a 24-Team Format

Photo: Zak Krill/Getty Images If the NHL goes to a 24-team Stanley Cup Playoff round, which is looking likely at the moment, the top two teams in each division would likely get a bye in the play-in round. But would … Continue reading

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Report: NHL Now Planning To Go Straight To 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs With 24 Teams When Play Resumes

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Sources have told Larry Brooks of the New York Post that the NHL’s focus of returning to play has shifted from finishing the 2019-20 regular season to going straight to the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs with … Continue reading

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Report: Most Popular Stanley Cup Playoff Format Involves Six Teams From Each Division Getting In If NHL Can’t Finish Regular Season

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images According to Sportsnet’s Mark Spector, the most popular 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff format if the 2019-20 NHL regular season cannot finish involves the top-six teams from each division getting into the tournament.

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NHL Potentially Playing the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs in Centralized Cities

Screencap: NHL.com/capitals The NBA is considering playing games in centralized locations with no fans. On Tuesday, TSN’s Pierre LeBrun discussed on Insider Trading about the NHL potentially playing the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs in centralized cities. So, what would the … Continue reading

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Proposing A Fair Format To Resume The 2019-20 NHL Season

Photo: Gregg Forweck/Getty Images While the NHL isn’t expected to resume the 2019-20 season for at least two months, the league and players are taking time now to brainstorm a way to award the Stanley Cup, even if it comes … Continue reading

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What If The NHL Was Forced To Jump Right Into The 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Immediately After Returning?

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images After the NHL paused the 2019-20 season on Thursday in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, there is no timetable for it to return. There are possibilities that the league will be forced to jump straight … Continue reading

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A Look at the Wild Card Race in the Western Conference

Photo: Bruce Kluckhohn/Getty Images As the NHL season winds down with fewer than 13 games remaining in the regular season for most teams, this time of year tends to bring out the best in everyone as they scrap for a … Continue reading

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