The NHL has officially announced what is going to happen with the rest of their season! This is something NHL fans have waited for!
The NHL has announced that the NHL regular season has ended. This doesn't surprise many people as this was expected. What did surprise people is the playoff format. The playoffs will now consist of 24 teams rather than 16. This means that there will definitely be more happy fan bases which means more viewers and more happy faces. With 12 teams from each conference making the playoffs, 4 teams in each conference will have a bye. The 8 teams teams in each conference that don't have a bye will play in what is called the qualifying round. This is a best of 5 series.
Here is the playoff bracket!
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Where will these games be held?
The major question in sports currently is if sports resume, where will the games be held? NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced that games will be held in only 2 stadiums. One for the Eastern Conference and one for the Western Conference. The NHL will choose a stadium in a hub city with low coronavirus numbers, secure hotels, arenas, practice facilities, and in-market transportation. Here are the hub cities being considered-
While there is no date set in place, NHL players now know if they are making the playoffs. Coaches can start making their game plans. Players can start working even harder. Best of all, NHL fans can start getting excited!
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