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[Official] NHL Return To Play Thread (24 team play off, 15 team draft lottery)

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Seems like many of the outlets reported!

 

For my opinion it is too early? But I will watch & rev up my hockey pools! 

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The NHL on Tuesday announced the protocol for the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery, to be held on a date to be determined.

The draft lottery will determine the first 15 picks in the 2020 NHL Draft and will include 3-6 drawings over one or two phases.

 

It will include the seven indentified teams that did not qualify for the 2020 Modified Playoff Tournament, plus eight teams that lose in the Qualifying Round.

 

The First Phase of the draft lottery will be held on June 26, prior to the qualifying rounds. It will consist of three drawings and be limited to the seven teams that did not qualify for the postseason.

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The eight potential losing teams from the Qualifying Round will be represented in the First Phase of the draft lottery as unassigned picks.

The first drawing of the First Phase will set the team selecting No. 1 in the draft, the second drawing will set the team selecting No. 2, and the third drawing will set the team selecting No. 3.

 

If a team not in the bottom seven wins any of the first three drawings, a Second Phase will be conducted among the eight teams eliminated in the Qualifying Round. That would take place between the end of the Qualifying Round and the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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I'm glad to see their plan officially released.

 

Ends speculation on what they're going to do, and we can now focus on this process should they be able to safely proceed.

 

And yes @Canuck Surfer, now time to plan how we'll handle playoffs in hockey pools!

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Too bad we don't end up against the Preds to start this off.  Maybe in the next round??? :towel:

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This is a half baked dumb idea.

 

Fans in the stands are what makes playoff exciting. This is beer league action. And what does that do to the start of next season? Anyways I can do without some slapped together nonsense like this will be.

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Canucks vs Minnesota!!!!

 

Bring it on!!!!!

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4 minutes ago, RonMexico said:

This is a half baked dumb idea.

 

Fans in the stands are what makes playoff exciting. This is beer league action. And what does that do to the start of next season? Anyways I can do without some slapped together nonsense like this will be.

Next season will be delayed. 

 

I'm very excited for what these playoffs will be. 

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What a joke, lol.  Thirty one idiot owners and a absolute moron are ruining this league.  

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As a hockey fan I'm happy they're at least trying to figure out a plan.

 

As a traditionalist, this year's season and eventual cup winner is going to have a giant * beside it unfortunately. 

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& do the draft next yr. Cxl the 2019 selections.

 

Let's start drafting 19 yr olds for the pros. These kids need(& deserve) a little time to grow.

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