NHL Voting To Return With 24-Team Playoff


Published on May 22 2020 5:53 am
Last Updated on May 22 2020 5:54 am

The NHL Players’ Association’s executive board is voting on a proposal to return to play from the coronavirus suspension with a 24-team playoff format, according to reports.

The top four teams in each of the Eastern and Western Conferences would play each other for seeding, and the other 16 teams would compete in a best-of-five series play-in round to set the final 16 teams to play for the Stanley Cup. Commissioner Gary Bettman said this week they were looking at eight or nine locations to be hub cities to resume the season.