• Penguins players vote ‘yes' to NHL's proposed return-to-play format

    14 days ago - By Sportsnet

    As reports swirled that the Pittsburgh Penguins voted against the 24-team resumption of the NHL season, the team's NHLPA representative, Kris Letang , said that he voted in favour of the proposal.
    “At the end of the day, nobody gets exactly what they want,” the cornerstone defenceman said Friday night. “But, we all want what is best for hockey and to continue to grow the game.”
    Letang agreed that some players shared strong opinions on Thursday's conference call, “but we have a union for everyone to express our views. Whatever the format is, some agree, some don't. As a union, we want to...
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  • Report: NHLPA Exec Board Expected to Approve 24-Team Return to Play Proposal

    14 days ago - By Bleacher Report

    The executive board of the National Hockey League Players Association is expected to approve the league's plan for a 24-team playoff tournament when voting concludes Friday evening...
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  • French judge denies Lyon, Amiens, Toulouse appeals

    14 days ago - By TheScore

    Find out the latest on COVID-19's impact on the sports world and when sports are returning by subscribing to Breaking News push notifications in the Sports and COVID-19 section. A French judge denied the appeals of Lyon , Amiens , and Toulouse after the three clubs petitioned the French football league's decision to cancel the remainder of the Ligue 1 campaign. "The LFP was pleased to learn that the appeals lodged by Olympique Lyonnais, Amiens SC, and Toulouse FC were rejected by the summary judge of the Paris Administrative Court," a statement from the LFP read, according to Reuters. "In...
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  • NHL Rumors: NHLPA ‘Expected' To Approve League's Proposal To Return

    14 days ago - By NESN

    The NHL and NHL Players' Association met Thursday to discuss the potential 24-team playoff format should the paused 2019-20 season resume.
    Voting reportedly was “likely to be completed” by Friday.
    While we still don't have a clear answer if the NHLPA denied or approved the proposal, TSN's Bob McKenzie on Friday reported it is “expected” to be approved. McKenzie noted Thursday's call “got a little heated at times,” but “the exec committee vote by team is expected to result in NHLPA approval of the NHL plan.”
    While last night's NHLPA executive committee conference call got a little heated at...
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  • Report: Some NBA teams want to report straight to potential game sites

    14 days ago - By TheScore

    Find out the latest on COVID-19's impact on the sports world and when sports are returning by subscribing to Breaking News push notifications in the Sports and COVID-19 section. Some NBA teams based in markets with tight COVID-19 restrictions are asking the league whether players can bypass returning to those cities and report directly to any potential campus environment to start training camp, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Executives from the Brooklyn Nets , Boston Celtics , New York Knicks , and Toronto Raptors reportedly voiced concerns about the matter on an NBA conference...
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  • Knicks icon, Georgetown coach Ewing tests positive for COVID-19

    14 days ago - By TheScore

    Find out the latest on COVID-19's impact on the sports world and when sports are returning by subscribing to Breaking News push notifications in the Sports and COVID-19 section. Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing is currently isolated and undergoing treatment after testing positive for COVID-19, the Naismith Hall of Famer announced Friday. Ewing is the only member of the Hoyas men's program to test positive, according to the release. More to come. Copyright © 2020 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
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  • NHL awaits players' vote before discussing what comes next

    NHL awaits players' vote before discussing what comes next

    14 days ago - By TORONTO STAR

    Should players provide a green light, the plan would go to the league's board of governors, who would be likely to approve it. The next step would have the Return To Play committee sort out further issues including health and safety protocols.
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  • Here's how the NHL's 24-team playoff format will work

    14 days ago - By FanSided

    The NHL is expected to return with a 24-team playoff format, but how will it work? With the NHL expected to approve the 24-team playoff format for the league's return to play, fans reacted with both encouragement and also confusion. As it stands now, the proposed 24-team seeding leaves a bit to be desired and calls...
    Here's how the NHL's 24-team playoff format will work - FanSided - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 300+ Sites
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  • NHL expected to return with a 24-team playoff sometime later this year

    14 days ago - By FanSided

    The NHL will return to play later this year with a 24-team playoff format. Whenever hockey will be allowed to resume this year, we now know what format it will take. On Friday, the NHL reportedly came to an agreement with the NHL Players' Association to resume the season with a 24-team playoff format and...
    NHL expected to return with a 24-team playoff sometime later this year - FanSided - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 300+ Sites
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  • Alabama-Huntsville cuts hockey program due to COVID-19

    14 days ago - By TheScore

    Find out the latest on COVID-19's impact on the sports world and when sports are returning by subscribing to Breaking News push notifications in the Sports and COVID-19 section. The University of Alabama in Huntsville is discontinuing its men's hockey program due to financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, the school announced Friday. UAH is the first Division I hockey school to cancel its program since the pandemic and the first to do so since Wayne State in 2008, according to USCHO. The university also eliminated its men's and women's tennis programs. The Chargers won two...
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  • Report: NHLPA expected to approve NHL's return-to-play plan

    14 days ago - By TheScore

    Find out the latest on COVID-19's impact on the sports world and when sports are returning by subscribing to Breaking News push notifications in the Sports and COVID-19 section. Thursday night's vote by the NHLPA's executive committee is expected to result in the union's approval of the league's return-to-play proposal, reports TSN's Bob McKenzie. More to come. Copyright © 2020 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
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