Great momentum for Vegas as Hub city
There’s many more steps needed for a resumption of the 2019-2020 season, but the National Hockey League has taken an important step in setting up the framework for a return to play this summer after the NHLPA voted 29-2 Friday night in agreeing to the NHL’s 24-team format proposal.
“The Executive Board of the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) has authorized further negotiations with the NHL on a 24-team return to play format to determine the winner of the 2020 Stanley Cup. Several details remain to be negotiated and an agreement on the format would still be subject to the parties reaching agreement on all issues relevant to resuming play,” the union said in a statement.
After two months of exchanging proposals and ideas, the league finally came around to the 24-team format that the players union has seen as the most ideal route for a resumption to play for several weeks.
In fact, the agreed format is something that was also proposed by a large group of NHL General Manager’s in a conference call way back in March that the NHL’s top brass initially threw cold water on, due to the abundance of lost TV revenue, they were headstrong for a while during this process of bringing all 31 teams back to finish some sort of regular season and fulfill contractual obligations teams have with their affiliated tv rights.
The players were always going to win this battle in getting the league to come on board with the 24-team format.
And the agreed setup of a 16-team, best-of-5 play-in series still sets things up for the league to get their desired traditional type playoffs after the play-in series’ are settled.
— If there ends up being a resumption of the season, the Penguins will meet with the Montreal Canadiens for a best-of-5 series.
There is disappointment among the Penguins brass that there isn’t an opportunity to get reseeded for a bye as Pittsburgh sat just four points behind the Capitals and three points behind the Flyers at the time of the shutdown, but from management to the players, most are totally on-board with the current setup.
The Penguins by no means are scared of Carey Price and that is some terrible reporting that’s out there indicating they were.
The players never considered voting “No”, multiple sources say.
—Best case scenarios for the NHL still have training camps not starting until late June, early July, multiple sources on both sides of the aisle say.
As to where the Penguins will begin play if the NHL resumes?
The NHL has soured on having 4 hub cities and are currently focused on returning to play at 2 hub cities, though, there’s a thought in some circles things could still steer the way of going the NBA route and playing the rest of the season at just one location.
There is strong momentum Vegas will be one of the two hub cities. It’s the clear favorite location of the players association to play the season out. The league prefers one U.S. location and one To read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”!
Gary Bettman is holding a press conference at 4:30pm est.
i bet zerocool hangs out in his house wearing his anti-covid mask.
His mask is made with Trudeau’s Socks
Sam(e) uses Letang’s taint.
Stan uses Murray’s jockstrap as his covid-19 mask
Good for him. I, however, use a mask like most normal people. Enjoy sniffing Letang’s taint.
Used socks… that way I can’t smell yo mamas ass
Imagine being the ***** that thinks this is a man made bioattack calling other scared
The saddest part of this whole thing… so much info at our finger tips and the dumbest mother fuckers on the planet, this means you Sam and a couple others, have utilized it to prove what a waste of oxygen you are and have used this event to really hit this point home
Joe Biden decides who is black
He’s becoming more unhinged every day. Lol I like how Madden calls him “weekend at Bernie’s”
don’t worry, with the vote from home biden will win. it’s too dangerous to wait in line and vote you know. so instead i’m going to hang out at walmart all day and wait for my dead neighbor to get a box on 1200 ballots. hahahahahahaha! i’m super psyched also to watch the NHLers sit on the bench wearing masks even though they’ll all test negative for covid 2 hours before the game. that should certaining make everyone aware it is too dangerous to vote in person. i know i’m scared and wear a mask all day. $hit.
He is not a republican so in the dumb Npl’s eyes he is not racist
It seems Tampa and Carolina were the only two teams against the proposed playoff format.
Biden under fire for racially charged comments.
I tought only when you are republican you are racist.
I guess npl’s true hero’s color is finally showing up.
I guess Trump will win again
2016 make America great again
2020 make democRATS cry again
So if this SC playoff thing happens, when will the draft be, in Sept?
wow maybe even that injured train wreck Bjugstad could actually suit up?
He will get hurt putting on his shoulder pads.
Maybe he should Murray to help him with
Were you home schooled?
I don’t any type of schooling was involved in any part of his life.
If the playoffs happen I’m not so sure…Will Guentzel be able to go?
He was supposed to be healed by April.
Only Sam(e) would give this a -5
Pens in 3. Price is a fraud and paycheck thief. Also, Sam still sucks.
Price might be the most overrated player in the league.
Add Toews to that discussion.
Bobby Ryan, backes
True and murray is the most underrated player
Google underrated Sam. Moron.
Yup, it will be. A fucken joy watching the Pens destroy that fucken loser and even more fun watching the sammich melt down and show those real colours
This playoff format suckss just like the corona virus, but not as bad as Joe Biden and npl
No hockey in months and people are crying luck fucken morons over the format lol. What a fucken loser
So everybody survive the Chinese Bio weapon and the fear mongering that went with it? Next flu season what are you going to do?
As I said this was more a economic war then virus war. As I said before they will tank 2nd quarter and by June people will go back to work
Just dont tell that to ZeroTool. He thinks all this is real since his Idol trudeau has told him with his mostly voice
Dude, you can’t discuss hockey, nobody would ever listen to your thoughts on the economy and or politics. Stay in your lane you French Weirdo.
Ahahaha joke of the century
This coming from the guy that turns off his TV when team is down 2-0.
Don’t worry after penguins early playoff exit you can turn back off and cool off your tv till next season starts
Not sure why you mean virgin.
Hahahahaha ya it hit China first leading to them taking the same measures you fucken retard lol. What a great weapon… it’s like nuking your own country 100 times to create a nuclear winter for your enemies. Fuck you absolve the OP idiocy by being so fucken stupid it should be illegal for you to live without your mom monitoring your net use lol
100,000 people dead. Make jokes. Sad.
Didn’t make a joke stated facts. The end result will be only compared to a flu season. The numbers are falling the mortality rate is less than .003% and when testing gets out they will find a lot people had it and never had more than a mild discomfort. And as the testing expand the numbers who had it and survive will be even more that 99.997% dropping the mortality rate further.
CBauer talking to these people on this board is like talking to a brick wall.
people didn’t survive yet. just wait until people start getting thrown on the streets for missed rent payments. it’s going to be mad max time.
Bio-weapon unleashed on their own people first… can you imagine being this boomer?
with guentzel back and with simon out of the lineup, the pens will beat montreal.
They should specially that they have murray rested we all know how he shines when he plays half seasons
Maybe his paycheck should be 50% too
Simon isn’t a help….glad he is getting his shoulder fixed but he couldn’t hit air if he jumped put of a plane… no loss there..