The POST -- NHL Discussion Thread

I’m surprised this hasn’t been created yet. Since there is an NBA thread, I would like to create an NHL thread here as POST is mainly a Canadian-based outlet and this is a topic of interest of mine.

I’m a grizzled Chicago Blackhawks fan which admittedly is in need of rebuilding.

The great news is the NHL announced its Return to Play Plan on Tuesday with 24 teams in competition for the Stanley Cup.

The tournament will begin with a 16-team, eight-series Qualifying Round, and a Seeding Round Robin among the top four teams in each conference to determine seeds for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. So at least we will have a G1 play this summer.

I don’t see why they didn’t just have a tournament where the top 16 make it. This 24-team thing is way too complicated and unnecessary

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I’ll be rooting for the Montreal Canadiens!

All because of their logo!

You see, I’m not all excited by the game more than I am for logo art.

But I do like to play floor hockey in the Y when I was a teenager.

I’ll take all the hockey I can get right now.

LET’S GO BRUINS!

I live in the US. I’m a very causal hockey viewer. I have enjoyed the atmosphere of playoff hockey so I’ll be curious when/if they get back to playing.

Looks like there’s still a few things to be worked out, and could all be wiped out in the second wave. But, as long as the health of everyone involved is of extreme importance, then I will be hoping to see some hockey

If it gets the Rangers a Stanley Cup again finally, I’ll take it. #1994

It seems like they prefer to cram everything in.

I’m pretty sure the expanded playoff format this year is also to do with how tight some playoff races were. So, if they were to forgo any chance of teams being screwed out of a spot, (the panthers only being behind by about 3 points to the leafs for example) the league just decided to do this format instead.

It’ll be interesting to see what a 2 month break does to the teams. Some may be refreshed and have stars coming back from injury. But many could be rusty making the entire thing very unpredictable.

I’m looking forward to it though. Go Dallas Stars!