Compete car crash of a format. The NHL/Bettman manage to once again go down the complicated route instead of the more straight forward one. How can teams who have a shot at the cup through the premier stages of the playoffs still get a chance of landing the #1 pick (Lafraniere) what's the betting teams deliberately tank in order to have a shot at the lottery!
Theres nothing logical about that believe me. Imagine a situation where the Oilers Could draft yet again another #1 pick while having a chance of a cup run and wreck their career hey!
Not too difficult for a team to throw a 5 game series. I'm hoping for total chaos here to highlight what a poor idea this has been 🤣
When the wings were winning cups and going deep into the playoffs for 25 years straight we very rarely got a top 20 pick hense why we had to find gems in the 3rd/4th rounds etc.
Now the tables have turned we still get shafted for being poor.. the Oilers, Blackhawks and Pens etc have all been rewarded for being awful with No1 picks and now they use thos system it stinks!
Using these two hubs for the playoffs with a maximum of 50 in attendance.. dont get too excited it wont be a great spectacle to watch on tv just like the Bundesliga right now and the soon to be premier league.. the eihl as well... let's not go there
NHL looking likely to be approved to restart August 1st out of Toronto and Edmonton.
Won't be the same but good standard hockey to watch is better than no Hockey. Looking at the details of the plan, it is so much more comprehensive than the other major sports in NA. The proposed restart in other sports over here is a poo poo show, which reflects the current state of COVID in the US. NHL making a smart decision to move the league to Canada where the situation is under way more control.
The bonus for me personally is that my balcony here in TO overlooks the proposed bubble location so in an awesome position to chirp a few players as they go about their daily business.
Posters will be bought and put on display. "Marchand, we can see your nose from here" is an early draft, any other suggestions?