The NHL has agreed on a "return to play" plan. The regular season is considered OVER.
When it can safely return, hockey would look like this: the top 4 seeds in the East and Western Conferences would get an automatic bid in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They would play each other round-robin style to determine seeding. The remaining eight teams in each conference would play their way in with a best of 5 game series. (based on points percentage)
The playoffs would happen in 2 host cities (word is Nashville is not in consideration), The Nashville Predators will play the Arizona Coyotes for a chance to advance.
Gary Bettman, commissioner, lays out everything.
This can't happen soon enough. 🙏🏼
Training camps will not happen until at least mid July, but the dates will be determined by circumstances.