NHL regular season is done expanded playoffs to come

in Sports Talk Social4 months ago

Full details of the end of the regular season of the NHL , and the start of getting to the expanded playoffs for the stanley

cup.

Today's announcement follows approval of the Plan by the League's Board of Governors and the National Hockey League Players' Association.

The NHL paused its season on March 12 from concerns over the corona virus, having played 85 percent of the 2019-20 regular-season schedule that started in early October (1,082 of 1,271 games).

Regular Season

  • The 2019-20 regular season is declared concluded through games of March 11. The 189 games originally scheduled f rom March 12 - April 4 will not be played.

  • 24 teams will resume play: the top 12 in each Conference on the basis of points percentage at the pause (through games of March 11).

Timeline

  • Since the League's pause on March 12, the League has been in Phase 1 with teams having been instructed to self -isolate as much as possible.

Phase 2 - Early June

  • In early June, it is expected that teams will be permitted to return to home facilities for small group, voluntary, and on- and of f -ice training.

Phase 3 - Not Earlier than First Half of July

  • Not earlier than first half of July, formal training camps will begin after guidance from medical and civil authorities.

Phase 4 - Timing TBD

  • 24 teams in 2 "hub" cities will compete in Seeding Round Robins, a Qualifying Round and Conference-based Stanley

Cup Playoffs.

For all the info that is out so far you can go here

https://www.nhl.com/flames/news/nhl-announces-return-to-play-plan/c-317031172

So it looks like we may have a time line set out for playoff hockey.