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NHL Teams Can Begin Mini-Training Camps On July 10
The NHL and players’ association agreed that mini-training camps for the 24 teams that will compete for the Stanley Cup can begin on July 10, the league’s public relations department announced on Thursday morning. The start of the 2020 Stanley … Continue reading
Capitals’ John Carlson: “Whoever Wins Is Certainly Not Going To Say There’s Some Asterisk Next To The Championship”
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson appeared on a recent SVPod episode last week and discussed what it was like on the morning the NHL paused the 2019-20 season, the tough skating and conditioning preparation, his thoughts on the NHL’s Return … Continue reading
Report: NHL Teams Preparing To Start Phase Two Late Next Week
The Sportsnet crew reiterated that the NHL’s phase three (mini-training camps) will not start before July 10 and that phase two (small group skates and workouts), which teams are preparing to begin late next week, will not be mandatory.
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
Capitals’ Tom Wilson on 24-Team Format: “It’s Almost Impossible To Get Every Single Guy Across The League On The Same Page”
On Friday, the NHLPA Executive Board authorized further negotiations with the NHL on a 24-team return to play format. Two teams, the Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning voted against the extended playoff format. Some NHL players have expressed their … Continue reading
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
Road Review: Gila River Arena, A Possible Neutral Site For 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Photo: The Arizona Republic 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 … Continue reading
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
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
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.