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2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Set With 24 Teams, Including 16-Team Play-In Round; Capitals Get Play-In Bye

Photo: NHL.com NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced on Tuesday that the 2019-20 regular-season is done and that the Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin with 24 teams, which he believes is the fairest format. He emphasized that health and safety of … Continue reading

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Report: NHL Draft Lottery Will Be Held June 26

Photo: NHL.com According to TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie, the NHL Draft Lottery will be held on June 26. No date has been set for the 2020 NHL Draft, which will be held online, yet.

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NHL Will Allow Players To Use Team Facilities Starting In Early June

The NHL will allow players to use team facilities in early June, according to The Fourth Period’s David Pagnotta. The exact date players can begin is still to be determined. This would start the NHL’s phase two towards resuming the … 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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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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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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Senators Owner “100 Percent” Confident 2020 Stanley Cup Champion Will Be Crowned

Photo: Canoe.com Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk told Fan 590 in Toronto on Sunday that he is “100 percent” confident that a 2020 Stanley Cup Champion will be crowned and that there would be a full 2020-21 NHL season, according … Continue reading

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