the Base of the world best however, the NHL will not be resumed. It was one of the messages, the NHL commissioner, Gary Bettman, presented on Tuesday evening.
Here, he also fixed to the base game was definitely about to figure a points out of all the teams and use the position to settle a different endgame in the corona-interrupted season.
Playoffs will consist of 24 teams, and 7 have been strained from. Among other things the Detroit Red Wings and Ottawa Senators, respectively, Frans Nielsen and Mikkel Bødker in the squad.
in Addition, the San José Sharks also not in the game more - here have both Joachim Blichfeld and Alexander True scored playing.
To return a string of other danes on the ice again.
Lars and the Washington Capitals are among the four best teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Philadelphia Flyers and and therefore not play the qualification for the playoffs, which in its final form will be on the 16 teams. The four must instead meet internally to determine a seeding.
The same applies for the Western Conference, where the four teams are the St. Louis Blues, Colorado Avalanche, Vegas the Golden Knights and the Dallas Stars.
16 other teams play a qualification series (best of five matches) to find the eight opponents. Here we find Frederik Andersen, who with the Toronto Maple Leafs will be meeting Oliver Bjorkstrand and the Columbus Blue Jackets, there is Patrick Russell and the Edmonton Oilers, who face the Chicago Blackhawks, as well as Nikolaj Ehlers, who with the Winnipeg Jets in the duel with the Calgary Flames.
All the fighting will of the health safety, will be played in two yet unnamed cities - a city for each conference.
Then there will be played two more rounds, where you have not yet settled on the length of the series, but they can, according to the Bettmann be settled in little over a month.
Then taken to the conference-finals and eventually the Stanley Cup final, both being played in a best of 7 series. They will probably be held in the same cities as the other matches.
Bettman acknowledges that the solution is not optimal, but the best one could achieve.
- This is clearly extraordinary times, you never have experienced similar to. No plan for the resumption of the game can per. definition be perfect. And I'm sure that depending on which team you stick with, you can find the items in the package, you would have preferred were made.
- But I believe that we have designed a comprehensive plan that includes all of the teams that had a practical opportunity to qualify for the playoff when the season was stopped, he says to the NHL's website.
When the season will resume is, however, not announced yet.
- We plan of course to play over the summer and early fall. At present we have not set dates for the band schedule will depend on both the evolution of the circumstances and of the players ' needs, said Gary Bettman.
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