• NHL agrees on 24-team playoff for coronavirus return, issues remain

    14 days ago - By New York Post

    Approving a format for the NHL's contemplated return to the ice this summer should have been relatively easy and the least of the league's and NHLPA's problems. It wasn't easy at all, but it is done. More difficult, complex issues lay ahead, and there may be details still to be hammered out, such as bracketing...
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  • NHLPA vote first of many big steps before NHL can return to play

    NHLPA vote first of many big steps before NHL can return to play

    14 days ago - By Sportsnet

    Those who were in the room call it a big step.
    Sure, the list of items still to be worked out are much more significant in scope than the framework the NHLPA's Executive Board voted favourably for on Friday night. But it's a move in the right direction. The first tangible progress towards finishing off the 2019-20 NHL season after more than 10 weeks of uncertainty brought on by the novel coronavirus.
    Here's what the player reps for 31 teams agreed to: A 24-team return-to-play format that will see the top four seeds in each conference given "byes" directly to the playoffs while the other 16...
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  • NHLPA board approves 24-team, return-to play-format

    14 days ago - By ProHockeyTalk

    We have our first step towards resuming the 2019-20 season with the approval of the return-to-play format by the NHLPA Executive Board.
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  • Concept of NHL's proposal to resume play is approved by players' association

    14 days ago - By Los Angeles Times

    The NHL Players' Assn. on Friday approved the concept of the league's proposal to resume play and complete the 2019-20 season. Talks will continue on key points.
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  • NHL players approve 24-team conference-based playoff format; further negotiation to come

    14 days ago - By CBSSports

    Several details still need to be negotiated before play can resume
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  • NHLPA board approves plan for 24-team playoffs

    14 days ago - By ESPN

    The National Hockey League Players' Association executive board has voted to approve a 24-team, conference-based playoff format for a potential restart of the 2019-20 NHL season this summer.
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  • NHLPA agrees to further negotiations with NHL on return-to-play plan

    14 days ago - By TheScore

    The NHLPA's executive board has authorized more talks with the NHL on a 24-team playoff format, the union said in a statement Friday night. "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 NHLPA added. The players have agreed to the format, despite the fact that other critical issues still have to be negotiated, reports TSN's Pierre LeBrun , who reiterated a point he made earlier Friday that the NHL will now have to conduct its own "process," with an announcement...
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  • NHLPA Executive Board approves NHL's proposed return to play format

    14 days ago - By Sportsnet

    The NHLPA Executive Board approved the NHL's return to play format, pending further negotiations on issues related to resuming play.
    “The Executive Board of the National Hockey League Players' Association has authorized further negotiations with the NHL on a 24-team return to play format to determine the winner of the 2020 Stanley Cup,” a statement from the NHLPA said. “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.​”
    Under the proposed framework, as reported by...
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