NHL floating idea of 24 team playoffs, allows players to return home, looking at late April restart

There’s a lot of information floating around which began late yesterday and continues on into this morning. Much of it has to do with reactions from State Governors over the weekend shutting down schools and gatherings of over 50 people until late April.

Expanded Playoffs

Due to the regular season likely having to be cancelled should this go past April, a rumor is circulating that the NHL may consider a 24 team post season? The logistics defy me at the moment, but it would likely involve early rounds being a best of 3 and then ultimately a 7 game series for the Cup.

Players Allowed to Go Home

Due to the latest ordinances from the States, looks like NHL players could return to their home countries. Although, I do believe there is a fair amount of risk to that with flight restrictions.

More to come later today.

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