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2019-20 Miscellaneous NHL/Hockey News Thread

andyt

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Devils and 76ers cutting pay by up to 20% next month for non contract people. They have the same owner
After getting roasted on social media, they changed their mind.

The league, however, is cutting the salary of league office employees by 25% effective April 1,

 

andyt

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The KHL was still playing. However, it looks like they’re about to pull the plug. Jokerit and Nur-Sultan Barys have withdrawn from the playoffs, so the league is likely to suspend the season.
The KHL has officially cancelled the playoffs. They’re going to focus on preparing for next season.

 

Paulie Walnuts

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from twitter:

According to an NHL source, at least one team has submitted a lottery proposal that would include a tournament in which lottery teams play for the first-overall pick.” I assume that means the tourney winner gets the 1st pick.
 

andyt

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New York City had considered using Madison Square Garden as an overflow hospital site, including the suites, before deciding on moving forward with the Javits Center. The United Center will be converted to a logistics hub for food distribution, first responder staging and medical supply collection.

If we have hockey at all, it will be a summer sport.

 

andyt

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Sure ... "you've got a lot of nice, publicly funded benefits there Mr Jacobs. It would be a shame if anything happened to them."
Jeremy Jacobs is a scumbag.

Delaware North is putting 68 full time salaries employees on temporary leave, giving them 1 week’s salary and 8 weeks of paid benefits. Another 82 full time salaries employees will receive an indefinite salary reduction.

 
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jeffbear

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Let's be honest ... most owners of sports franchises fit that description. Jacobs is just more brazen than some.
 

Paulie Walnuts

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Good news but what are they going to write about? I guess they could write draft previews .

ESPN is showing clips from high school games to fill time.
 

jeffbear

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Presumably, an August re-start would consist of a highly modified playoffs based on the standings at time of suspension, followed immediately by training camps and the next season starting up fresh in October. That might actually be do-able if they don't get weird about having too many teams in the playoff bracket. That nonsense about 24 teams ain't gonna work
 

andyt

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Presumably, an August re-start would consist of a highly modified playoffs based on the standings at time of suspension, followed immediately by training camps and the next season starting up fresh in October. That might actually be do-able if they don't get weird about having too many teams in the playoff bracket. That nonsense about 24 teams ain't gonna work
Leave it at 16 teams based on points percentage. Under that scenario, the Canes are in. First round is best of 3, 2nd round best of 5, conference and Stanley Cup Finals best of 7
 

cmaleski2

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They have to allow multiple weeks of offseason to handle the draft, restricted and unrestricted free agency, buyouts, arbitration, etc. They won't have the normal 8+ weeks for all of that but I would think you at least need 3 weeks?
 

bagopux

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Leave it at 16 teams based on points percentage. Under that scenario, the Canes are in. First round is best of 3, 2nd round best of 5, conference and Stanley Cup Finals best of 7
It's always seemed odd to me to have short initial rounds, if you are actually concerned about getting the best teams to the final rounds. A best of three is almost a crapshoot, making it far more likely that you will end up with highly imbalanced later matchups with teams that really don't belong. It's even worse this year. You're going to go from a short training camp right to a best of three? The second round won't be the eight best teams, it will be the eight teams that were able to shake off the rust the quickest. Also, some of the players are voicing understandable concerns about going from training camp right to playoff intensity, which could result in a rash of early injuries. Plus, if you go 3, then 5, then 7 then 7, you're looking at a maximum of 58 games. If you go 5 games all rounds, you're maxing at 75 games, and it might even take less time overall. 3-5-7-7 playing every other day is 43 days. 5 throughout is only 39 days. 5-5-5-7 would be the same potential length as 3-5-7-7.

The 20-team scenarios also seems absurd. You're going to have the Bruins have to face a team that just played a 3-game warmup series? Given the experience with the bye weeks, that seems empirically unfair to the better seed.

Some sort of short round robin among the top 16 teams (maybe 4 divisions of 4, everybody plays three games, with some seeding at stake), followed by a 5-5-5-5 set up seems best to me.
 

andyt

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They have to allow multiple weeks of offseason to handle the draft, restricted and unrestricted free agency, buyouts, arbitration, etc. They won't have the normal 8+ weeks for all of that but I would think you at least need 3 weeks?
It depends how far into August they have to play. If they go through the entire month, I don’t see how they can start the season on time.
 

Paulie Walnuts

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MLB looking at expanding the rosters to 29 if they start back. I guess the idea is more players will get injured. NHL has no roster size limit for the playoffs right? And I assume the AHL won't start back up.
 
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