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But for now, let's see what Gary Bettman has to say about the resume about the resume to play process for the NHL.
Ah, big day for hockey fans will see how goes format of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs and how we work in the 2020 NHL draft lottery.
Before I get into the details, I want to make clear that the health and safety of our players now that's 10,000.
That's all right.
Yes, that is so huge has been central to all of our planning so far and will remain.
So let me assure you that the reason we are doing this because our fans are telling us yeah, the fans wanted to resume.
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Teams are clear.
Kimmy's behind the plate and bring the season to its rightful conclusion.
Anxious to get back on the ice.
We will not do anything until we are assured by medical professionals and the relevant government authorities that it is safe and prudent to do so.
I want to thank executive director Don Fear, special assistant to the executive director Matthew Snyder and all members of the NHL Players Association, particularly players Ron Hainsey, kind of MK David or Excite Flee Gionta, Vera's and James van readings like who were part of our joint, returned to play committee.
It took a great deal of collaborative effort to get where we are today.
And their insight, input, wisdom, been passion for a game and its traditions were essential to the process that produced the plan.
I'm now outline.
I also want to thank Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and league staff and medical personnel worked tirelessly to craft this plan, and the members of the NHL Board of Governors once again put aside personal preferences to approve a plan that we believe is fair to all of the teams and our best option.
Under the cir***stances, it will enable the best playoffs in all the sports, the honor, our history and produce a champion worthy of claiming the most treasured trophy in all of sports.
Now to a return to play plan when they give 24 to 2020 14.
Just so that 2014 12 from each conference, 24 of our 31 teams will resume play the top 12 in each conference as ranked by percentage points for more standings.
As through the games of March 11 when we caused our season as a result of the Corbett 19 penned them, the remaining seven teams will enter the draft lottery, which I will discuss now.
The drive lotteries Americans even on Omen Creature record keeping and NHL awards, the 19 2020 regular season has been deemed to be completed.
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So the season is over, guys, there's no like, uh like that.
There's literally no more games.
Uh, were jumping right into the playoffs here and there will be bypassing of remaining.
Lee mended Albert remaining like 12 games, playoff in to hug cities that will be a dentist later. Date.
One will be the site for the resuming eight Eastern Conference clubs.
The other will play host to the resuming Western Conference clubs.
Each will have secure Arena's practice facilities, hotels and local transportation for players, coaches and essential staff.
We expect that our clubs will be permitted to travel a maximum of 50 personnel to their hub city, a very limited number of support.
So yeah, yeah, I did.
Did kind of figure that's right.
So we figured, for the most part, for the most part, this is, moreover, interesting will be in place in each city.
We are currently in phase one of our pause during which clubs have been instructed to self isolate as much as God.
We're only in phase one, guys, this is This is like on a wide I just We're only in phase one guys, but, um, knowing they're laying it out, um, like so we know what's happening.
That's you my view.
That's huge, guys, because you're basically saying, you know Oh, now we know there is a base.
Two words were going a basing office.
There's a guideline which were based in all this awful.
So that's gonna end up.
So this is basically what we are going to hear from Bettman is how this will be going.
An extra month's interface to during phase two can return to their individual practice facilities for voluntary small group on and off ice training.
Yesterday we released a comprehensive protocol that will govern how we will operate in phase two.
Phase who? Um, let me just see something here.
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Okay, so got a video here, and it's bought an outside clubs can return to their individual practice two days voluntary, small group on and off. Eyestrain.
That is at least a comprehensive protocol that will govern how we will operate in phase two.
Phase three of our return to play plan will be the opening of formal training camps.
The timing of our entry into phase three again will be determined by guidance from medical and civil authorities.
While we are anxious toe open camps as soon as possible, we don't envision doing so before the first half of July.
Okay, when appropriate, we will move to phase for in which are participating.
Clubs will report to their respective hub cities and we will resume play.
Obviously we round robin playing over the summer and into the early fall.
At this time, we're not fixing dates because the schedule of our return the play will be determined both by developing cir***stances and the needs of our players to make that determination.
In the meantime, I can say we have narrowed.
The choice is to a number of cities that as of today, include Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Edmund Tin, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis ST Paul, Pittsburgh, Toronto and Vancouver.
There are no shortage of candidates that can help us do this.
So again, the final determination will depend on covert 19 conditions, testing, availability and government regulations.
The top four teams in each conference will claim automatic berths in the first round of the playoffs.
They will play intra conference round robins, each playing the other three teams to determine their respective seeds in the first round.
These games will be played with regular season over time and shoot out rules with ties in the final standings broken by regular season points percentage.
Okay, the remaining eight teams in each conference will play in best of five qualifying round Siri's to determine which for in each conference advanced to the first round of the playoffs.
The matchups for these Siri's again or based on points percentage at the time of the boys these games will be played with playoff overtime rules.
Once the round, rob and qualifying rounds are completed, we will conduct conference based playoffs in each hub city.
Winners of the qualifying round, Robins will advance to the first round with each opposing one of the round robin teams.
Occasions we have endeavoured to be sensitive fires, preferences.
The matchups for the first round series remained to be set is the return to play committee.
This is basically what I've been saying, like all these people that might I would like to make predictions.
No, nobody knows guys.
Nobody knows what the matchups are going to be, and if you do, predictions are probably going to be different to the actual brackets, right? Still discussing I'm waiting to do my Christian second round to know exactly what the plants gunships will be determined through seating would be a process. My thought.
In any scenario, the conference finals and Stanley Cup final will be best of seven.
The sites of the conference finals and Stanley Cup final remained to be determined, although based on what we know today, we expect those Siri's to be played in one of the two hub cities.
We believe we can get the qualifying and 1st 2 Rams.
The playoffs completed a little over a month.
Here are the 12 teams that will be reserved a little over a month in the Eastern Pomp Prince.
And okay, these are the 12 clubs that will be resuming play in the Western Conference and assigned toe Hub City too.
I, um yeah, this is pretty much all things we really discussed and we knew was he had a conference.
The top four teams by points percent.
The flyers are two forces.
Uh, Drew's caps are the third seed.
I believe we get the flowers, we compete all three of those teams I think we'll go through and I think we're number one.
What about ***** conference? At the time of the pause, who will play round robin games to determine their playoff seeding? Does not out of the ordinary for us to be lightning.
He's done it before.
Capitals in the Philadelphia Flyers the qualifying round.
Siri's matchups in the Eastern Conference are as follows testifying for five.
Pittsburgh Penguins versus number 12 Montreal Canadians.
No! Hey, Carolina Hurricanes versus Number 11 New York.
That's a tough draw for care, Devin.
Your we're all good matchups.
I'm gonna be very alert.
Panthers and number eight Toronto Maple leaves versus number nine.
I could see an upset in each and every one Western Conference.
The top four teams you know honestly at the time of the Poor's who will play round robin games to determine their playoff seeding are the ST Louis Blues.
The Colorado Avalanche, Vegas Golden Knights in Dallas.
Stars qualifying round matchups in the Western Contacts Follows number five Edmonton Oilers vs number 12 Chicago Blackhawks.
I could match up first, not a good matchup for admitted Arizona Coyotes are all good natural.
First number 10 Minnesota wild bother inside numbers and the Calgary Flames versus number nine.
And I think all these air, great matchups and skill prevail, not environment.
Of course it's gonna be empty.
So it's neutral site and hard.
As if what I've already told you hasn't been, that is very I don't even get it.
The draft lottery will determine which clubs make the 1st 3 selections in the 2020 NHL draft, and it will be conducted in one or two phases, depending on the results of the various draws.
Seven Club did not resume play, and the eight qualifying round clubs that do not advance into the playoffs will enter the draft ladder at the time of the first phase draws.
We don't know which Eighteens won't advance from the qualifying, really, So we have designated temporary place holders with the odds that the collective Brooke would have had phase one draws will be okay.
So is gonna be the eight placeholders.
The teams that get eliminated, they will be the team A would be the fourth worst sorry that eight worse right in the league at that time, so goes from worst to best.
There's 18 to 15 and it also doesn't effort a 1 to 7 I conducted on June 26.
Cry it to the round robins and qualifying round.
There will be three separate draws to determine which clubs possess the 1st 2nd and third overall selections in the 2020 NHL draft.
Each will include first draw decides first.
All right, you went first to get thrown out.
Your car gets removed on resuming clubs and eight placeholder teams that have not yet won a draw.
If any draw is one by one of seven non resuming teams, that club or the club to which that first round pick belongs to or the Goa shave the picture, that's fair.
But if that's not the case, if a non resuming team when's it? Then it's into pretty much more confusion that selection.
If all three draws or one by non resuming clubs, there will be no need for a phase two.
Okay, so if you have all three draws, hum the first pick.
Non resuming club second pick non was on the globe.
Third pick, non resuming club.
Then there's no face to the rest of it is filled out based on, you know, regarding winning percentage, I think is what they for.
Was it on? Should any of the three draws not be won by a non resuming club? We will conduct a okay.
So if you get odd, for example, second Earth for for the sake.
The third overall pick is one by the Canadians, and they were knocked out by Depends.
Then there's a second days.
What is that Phase two before the conference quarterfinals.
At that point, the assignment of the remaining top three selections will be determined through draws, including on Lee, the qualifying round clubs that failed to exact advance for any and all.
Phase two draws all teams involved or have the same odds of winning.
Once the top three selections are determined, all remaining clubs will be slotted in reverse order of their 19 2020 points percentage.
Let me give you some explanation.
The format was adopted in order to maintain the distribution of lottery winning odds that were in place entering 2019 20 seats so cooked.
In other words, teams that do not resume play have the same odds of claiming one of the top three selections as they would have had if the 2019 20 seats schedule had been completed.
How you can see those odds here? As previously stated, all clubs involved in any phase to draw as a group will have the same odds of winning.
We're a possible first of such draws.
Each club would have 12.
5% chance of winning one in eight, which means each of the losing clubs in the qualifying round would have, in effect a 3% chance of winning the first overall.
Obviously, these are extraordinary and unprecedented times.
Any plan for the resumption of play, by definition cannot be perfect.
And I am certain that depending on which team you root for, you confined some element of this package that you might prefer to be done differently.
What we believe, I want to say.
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So that's basically the very confusing.
Um Well, that there was a draft lottery, I'd say pretty confusing.
But I think the playoffs is pretty.
I think we can understand it, right, I think.
I mean, at least I can write like, Yeah, but that's just me.
But I think that's cool.
So I feel like, uh, thank I'm just I'm just happy to get back to sports.
I mean, I can't say like the people are like, Oh, it's It would be better if this this and that There's this playoff hockey.
Come on, you can't say Hey, we're all gonna love it.
I think it's gonna be a great system as far as I'm concerned.
But of course, there gonna be a lot of stuff that goes awry in this crop and this process.
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And so we're gonna quick at the bracket if there's, you know, like, kind of a brackets.
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So we're gonna figure this out here, so there's gonna be a round robin.
Um, that would be played between Boston, Tampa Washington and Philly and then on the Western governments to God.
Sigler risk Colorado Vegas in Dallas.
So I mean, that's pretty cool.
Ah, we're going to see this And the qualifying round probably wrapped a in about month, they said.
So we're going to go with a little over a month.
As they said, I noticed that they said a Montel, but it's a little over.
Ah, story God, Toronto in Columbus, the eight and nine.
That should be interesting.
I think Columbus not going is.
Last year was the underdog.
So I do really think that Columbus has a chance in this one.
Um got Pittsburgh and Montreal, I got.
I mean, I gotta be Really.
I think there's a pretty go on.
Go on New York and you got the Islanders.
So of the Islanders and Panthers.
Very good matchup.
But I think this is the most intriguing of them all.
And the Rangers air hot.
Or at least they were.
And they're going up against Carolina, and I think that would be a good matchup.
Now on the Western Comes got 89 Calgary and Winnipeg cut the Oilers in the Blackhawks five and 12 God excuse May God, Vancouver and Minnesota in Nashville. In Arizona.
That's a pretty good, Um, I think it would be pretty cool.
But then again, I mean, a lot of things can change it if it doesn't get any better.
If Carone if Corona virus keeps on, like, getting worse and we might not have this period, End of story.
But, I mean, I think there's a good start.
It's good to have, like, you know, kind of a plan.
And that is what any job basically lays out here today in ah, wherever Gary Bettman is.
Um, he announced that live.
And just as I am to one today for you guys, But, you know what was I gonna smelly? Right? And I'm I think reminds Well, huh? Check out out the N b A.
At the very least, Syria, they they are planning on doing, and I I do think it's I think it's interesting handy at the NHL.
Might like en ba my You know, my follow the energy.
L mm huh? Am I? I'm looking at this now.
I think there's now they're thinking about going at Disney World during a Disney World reseeding the teams one through 16.
Um, and you know it.
Basically born them Well, you know, one through 16 going to be, you know, in seeds.
And I think every pretty cool.
Um, but and that's just May, I think, Yeah, it's it's a pretty def.
It's a pretty difficult, like thing to crash.
I don't think it's like a I'm easy to grasp type announcement, interview like, but, you know, that's the situation is not easy.
So I mean, it's really not I possible think.
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I don't know what's up with growing here.
Okay, sir, but yeah, basically, nobody knows just gonna happen.
But I think we do know that there was going to be some, um n b a basketball being played very soon.
And I can't wait for that to be completely honest with you, I am excited.
I'm all in Fort Ah, Would you know what the NHL is planning to do? And we will give you more updates as they come.
But that is the plan for the NHL, and that will do it for today's that for today's broadcast breaking news once again, out of the NHL.
The NHL return to play Blend has announced the 2014 playoff format is confirmed around Robin is confirmed.
Ah, qualifying ground is confirmed in a draft lottery.
Has some do touches to it.
We'll go over it and much more tomorrow on the golden hour.
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