Though many miss hockey and are sad that we haven’t seen any for quite some time, one team may be a little less sad than the other 30. In this article, we will look at why the pause in the 2019-2020 season was a miracle for the Dallas Stars.
Coach John Tortorella has lifted his ban on protesting systemic racism during the United States National Anthem after 4 years. Tortorella has been the head coach for the Colombus Blue Jackets since 2015, but he also coached the US Men’s National Hockey Team during the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
This year, the Stanley Cup Playoffs will involve 24 teams because of the NHL’s hiatus due to the coronavirus. Because they will feature 24 teams, there will be 9-12 seeds for the first time in the league’s history. While many of these team’s chances to make the playoffs were dwindling with only about 10 games left for each team in the regular season, they now have the same opportunity as some of the best, like the Oilers or Penguins.
There have been 10 cities named as possible candidates to be hub city which include Chicago, Colombus, Dallas, Edmonton, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Pittsburgh, Toronto, and Vancouver.
In a press conference this past Tuesday, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the NHL will forego the remainder of the regular season and have a 24-team Stanley Cup Playoffs upon the season’s resumption.
As announced by commissioner Gary Bettman this past Tuesday, the NHL regular season has finished and the league will return with a 24-team Stanley Cup Playoffs upon its resumption.
After three seasons in the NHL, the Vegas Golden Knights have finally revealed the name and logo of their new AHL affiliate, the Henderson Silver Knights.
“Alex Letang is looking at you. And he’s wondering if you voted for him in #nhlfanchoice.”
“As we seek some return to normalcy, this is an important day for NHL fans.”
While nothing is official, things are looking pretty good for the NHL’s return. Ted Leonsis, the majority owner of the Washington Capitals and Wizards said on a recent interview on CNN that he believed both the NHL and NBA 2019-2020 seasons will be completed without fans.