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Sorry, guys, If you were hoping, hoping that the NHL regular season would continue, it is not.
It is now official that the NHL regular season is now complete and playoffs you re come.
It is now also official that instead of a 16 team playoff, there will be 24 teams making the playoffs.
But you on this video, we will be showing your bet means live conference.
That happened an hour ago on NBC Sports Network.
I watched it live, but now it's time to show the video for you guys.
You on SportsCastr again on my government broadcasting this video about the NHL's official playoff plan. Yes, it is official.
The NHL regular season is complete, and it is official that there will be a 2014 playoffs.
Well, let's get you more things than official.
Let's hear the Gary Bettman I'm to share my screen and let's show this interview with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and given great.
He is the first major sport commissioner to get sports right on.
So yes, beat the NHL.
Uh, he's initial beat.
The MBA in MLB s standard fell.
There's no sports this season.
Wouldn't be starting now.
So nothing wrong with what Roger Goodell was doing.
But hopefully Rob Manfred and Adam Silver of the MLB An M B A.
Get something toe.
Get something going here whether the regular season old playoffs happen.
So thank you, everyone for joining.
Regular season is over, but at least the 16 teams don't just make the playoffs.
It is now 24 teams.
Lucky for me, I'm a Florida Panthers fans.
The Panthers are making the playoffs.
They want to be making the playoffs of Gary Bettman had a regular playoffs with 16 teams, But now that I've been 24 teams, so the Panthers on making the playoffs, that show Gary Bettman's live press conference.
It's not lying now, but you know what I mean? Okay, he was giving them the first conference.
I'm gonna stop this, um, video throughout my stream.
Just have it on some points again.
I much a zero to get some views and showgirl veterans interview.
I want to ****yze this interview.
Let's play this video.
I am delighted to be with you today to announce the National Hockey League's plans for our resumption of play, the format of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs and how we will conduct 2020 NHL draft flattery before get into the details.
I want to make clear that the health and safety of our players, which is essential support staff in our communities or paramount well, nothing is without risk, ensuring health and safety.
50 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 in overwhelming numbers, that they want us to complete season, if at all possible, and our players and teams are clear that they want to play and bring the season to its rightful conclusion.
Although we are anxious to get back on the ice, we were will not do anything until we are assured by medical professional ALS and the relevant government authorities that it is safe Britain 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.
When I'm Hainsey on a MK David Marks safely.
Gionta, Veras, James Van Readings 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 was the been passion for a game, and its traditions were essential to the process that produced the plan on now out one.
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 he can put aside personal preferences to approve a plan that we believe it's fair to all of the teams and our best option under the cir***stances, it will enable the best playoffs in all of sports the honor, our history and produce a champion worthy of quite being the most treasured trophy in all of sports.
Now to return to play plan.
When the given go ahead head from the medical experts and the relevant government authorities is given, 24 of our 31 teams will resume play the top 12 in each conference as ranked by percentage points from four standings as they stood through the games of March 7th when we paused our season as a result of the covet 19 pandemic, the remaining seven teams will enter the draft lottery which I will discuss the details but purposes of nomenclature, record keeping and NHL awards.
The 19 2020 regular season has been deemed to be completed.
We were resume, play and conduct a 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs in 200 cities that will be identified and announced at a later date.
One will be the site for the resuming eight Eastern Conference clubs.
The other will play host resuming Western Conference Club.
So I'm just going to stop it right there.
Now that's a big point.
Look, I can not A few days ago that 24 teams will make the player so so we kind of knew that, but But we didn't know it was, you know, the location and the games is every home.
Is there a team gonna play their stadium except the Canada teams? But now it's official that look.
Each conference will have one stadium to play it.
So that means the whole Eastern Conference will play at a neutral site at one stadium.
Still not official.
What? The stadium is not even named, but they don't.
This interview, you're seeing the options for the stadiums.
That's a hub city with a low lo Corona virus.
Non most secure hotels, Arena's practice facilities and in Margaret Transportation.
So that is great.
So again, two stadiums are gonna be in use during this playoffs, and that's gonna be weird.
How are they gonna walk out all these games if you're playing it out? Two stating again or the Eastern Conference games are playing at one stadium.
So how could you walk out? You know, fitting them in times, you know, you're not gonna have a night game each night.
You're gonna have to soda noon, two o'clock.
You're gonna have to You're gonna have to have so much games each day.
You're not gonna have a day off.
Teams will have a day off, but every day the NHL will be busy.
That's what's gonna have to happen.
Let's resume this interview.
Each will have secure arena's practice facilities, hotels and local transportation mission for players, coaches and essentials.
We expected up clubs will be permitted to travel a maximum of 50 personnel hope to their hub city.
Sam, you said in the Commons.
When does this begin? This there are aiming for June start again.
The date is not official, but what's official is there's no regular season.
24 teams are making the playoffs, and there's gonna be two stadiums and use one from the Western Conference, one for the Eastern Conference.
So we so don't know when it's gonna begin there.
They have a target date, but there's no use of saying it because this Kobe 19 has been, you know, really powerful has been destroying everything you know, graduation dates and everything.
So the target date is just a target.
It's not even spotting happened close.
That's how things have been walking.
Let's continue a very limited number of support staff will be able to access the that level of each menu comprehends.
It's a system of testing will be in place in each hub city.
Honey, we are currently in phase one of our boys, so I guys, it's loading, during which clubs have been instructed to self isolate as much as possible and have done so in early.
You know, we expect to be able to interface to language.
Clubs can return to their individual practice for abilities voluntary Small group on and off I strength.
Yesterday we released a comprehensive sorry, my guys hole that will govern how we will operate Phase two.
Phase three of our return 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 to open camps as soon as possible, we don't envision doing so before the first half of July.
Finally, when appropriate, we will move to Phase four, in which are participating.
Clubs will report to their perspective hub cities and we will resume play.
Obviously we anticipate playing over the summer and into the early fall.
At this time, we're not fixing dates because the schedule of our return to play will be determined both by developing cir***stances and needs of four players for various reasons.
We're also not announcing it this time, which two cities will serve as our hubs.
Things are evolving rapidly And when we decide on look occasions, we wanted to be on the best available information at the time that we need to make that determination.
In the meantime, I can say we have narrowed.
The choice is to a number of cities that as a okay, so I'm just going to read the city's for you.
Look, these are the hub cities under consideration again.
Up cities is the neutral sites again.
That would be to neutral sites and NHL one for the Eastern Conference, one for the Western Conference.
So we got Chicago, Columbus, Dallas and Mint in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Mid Annapolis, Pitchbook, Toronto and Vancouver.
Which, look, this is ought Edmund in Vancouver, Toronto, all in Canada.
And they have neutral sites from Canada on you.
That's surprising because what many innings your fans, including me, think that the Canada any joke teams are gonna have toe, you know, stay in the U. S.
But not just that.
The Canada teams can stay in Canada.
The whole conference may have toe stay in Canada if that's a neutral site.
So let's say the Western Conference there neutral site is in Canada.
That means the whole Western Conference is gonna have to stay in hotels and they're gonna play at that stadium in Canada.
So that's real that, you know, that could be a new draw aside.
But, hey, if it's safe, do it.
Quit for joining.
Ripped for joining I've continuous interim as of today include Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Edmund, 10 Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis ST Paul, Bird, Toronto and Vancouver.
There are no shortage of candidates that can help was do this again.
The final determination will depend on Kobe 19 conditions.
Just testing availability and government regulation.
The top four teams in each conference will claim automatic berths in the first round of the playoffs.
Quite, I understand play intra conference round.
Rob opens each playing the other three teams to determine their perspective.
Seeds in the first round.
The game games will be played with regular season over time and shoot out rubles.
With ties in the final standings broken by regular season points percentage, the remaining 18 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 robin and qualifying rounds are completed, we will conduct conference based playoffs in each hub city.
The winners of the qualifying round Robins will advance to the first round with each opposing one of the round robin teams.
Since we have endeavoured to be sensitive fires preferences, the matchups for the first round Siri's remained to be set as the return to play committee is still discussing whether to arm in them through seeding or via a bracket.
In addition to return to play, the committee is still discussing the lanes of the first and second round Siri's and whether the second round matchups will be determined through seeding or via Brack in anything there again.
Look, the image of class would have started a month ago, and they're already behind.
And there's more teams making the playoffs.
So you have you already behind you would already be, I would say the standing Cup finals.
So besides being behind, there's more teams making the playoffs, so it's gonna be even lock.
Look, let's just look, let's not look at how far we are into next season.
Let's just look at the length of a season.
This playoffs already gonna be longer than a regular playoffs because there's more teams and it's already pushed back, so you may have to go best of five instead of best of seven.
They're still deciding that scenario.
The conference finals and Stanley Cup final will be best of seven.
The sites of the conference finals in 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 city.
We believe we can get the qualifying and 1st 2 rounds of the playoffs completed a little over a month.
Here are the 12 teams that will be resuming play in the Eastern Conference and assign the Hub City one.
We got in the Eastern Conference, starting with the best seed, going through the worst seat Morsi and the team making the playoffs.
So that's the 12 seed number one.
See, the ruins have the best See lightning, second seed capital stored Flyers fourth, Penguins fifth hurricanes six island or 7 May believes eighth Blue Jackets knife my Panthers tank Beggars 11th Canadians 12 again 12 teams in each conference making the playoffs total of 24 teams.
The top 14 from each conference are making are having a by having a bye.
So that means the Bruins, lightning capitals and Flyers.
These are the 12 clubs that will be zooming play in the Western Conference and assigned toe Hub City, too.
He was the worst or conference again, starting with the best seed to the worst seed, which is the 12 seed the Blues Avalanche go Tonight's and Stars, or for have a buying.
The first round in the 15 is the Oilers.
Predator 16 cannot.
Seven seed Flames, HC Jets nine seed.
Ah, Wild 10 see Coyotes 11 seed and Blackhawks, The 12 seed in the Eastern Conference.
The top four teams by points percentage at the time of the pause.
Who will play round robin games to determine their playoff seeding are the book Boston Bruins, the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers.
The qualifying round.
Siri's matchups in the Houston conference are as follows.
Pittsburgh Penguins versus number 12 Montreal Canadiens number six Carolina Hurricanes versus number 11 New York Rangers number seven.
New York Islanders vs number 10 Florida Panthers and number eight Toronto Maple leaves versus number nine Columbus Blue Jack.
So again, he is the qualifying round.
The qualifying route around consist of 18th for matchups.
Again, the team with the by Don't play in this qualifying on.
They play in the first round again.
My Panthers airplane.
The Islanders rematch of the last time the Panthers won the playoffs, which was in 2016.
How's continued in the Western Conference? The top 40 seems by points percentage at the time Of the Poor's, who will play round robin games to determine their playoff seeding are ST Louis Blues, Colorado Avalanche, the Vegas Golden Knights and the Dallas Stars qualifying round.
Siri's matchups in the Western Conference are as follows.
Edmonton Oilers vs number 12 Chicago Blackhawks number six.
Nashville Predators versus number 11 Arizona Coyotes.
Vancouver Canucks versus Number 10 Minnesota Wild and number eight Calgary Flames versus number nine Winnipeg Jets.
That's the Western Conference matchup.
2020 NHL draft lottery.
This is confusing is a bit complicated, as if whatever I already told you hasn't been and I apologize for that.
The draft lottery will determine which clubs make the 1st 3 selections in 20 when the NHL draft and it will be conducted in one or 22 phases, depending on the results of the various draws.
Seven clubs that did not resume play and the eighth qualifying round clubs that do not advanced into the playoffs will enter the draft lottery at the time of the first state peace draws.
We won't know which Eighteens won't advance from the qualifying rent, so we have designated temporary placeholders with the odds that the collective group would have had phase one draws will be conducted on June 26.
Brian to the Round Robins Getting concerning emissions Any Joan draft Freeland it draws to determine which clubs possessed the 1st 2nd and third overall selections in the 2020 NHL draft.
Each will include the seven non resuming clubs and eight placeholder teams that have not yet one address brought.
If any draw is one by one of 79 resuming teams, that club or the club to which that first round pick was traded gets that selection.
If all three drawers or one by non resuming clubs, there will be no need for a phase two.
Should any of the three draws not be the one by a non resuming club.
We will conduct a phase two before the conference quarterfinals.
At that point, Diamond of the remaining three selections will be determined draws, including on Lee, the qualifying round clubs that failed to exact It bears for any and all phase two draws.
Well, all teams involved will 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.
But I give you something former the place entering, staying clean with increased elections as they would have had 2019 20 schedule had been completed.
You can see those odds here as previously stated, all the horses involved in anything as you grew the same body wedding for possible first such, but they had a 12%.
We're meeting is losing close to the ground 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.
And I am starting depending on which route for.
You can find someone with this package that you might prefer to them.
But we believe we had constructed an overall plan that includes all teens that, as a practical matter, might have had a chance of qualifying for the playoffs when the season was forced.
This plan will produce a world of standing Cup champion will run the proceeds postseason Guam with that is you need to be in a jail.
Right. Well, we are.
We will be able to resume play toward the Stanley Cup.
You? Can you stop with the time frame that will enable us to get at Calendar One of you will be important.
Excused State of time remain focused on the state of our players. Coaches.
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That's what you see.
No stating this is border today.
Utility Provincial did it Well, by developing, we get to this point.
You know what, Joyce Weber? Where would you say you can not wait for players did the ice again and I look forward to your greatest letting most or pretty covered trucking and a list instead of the captain of do that of anybody being 20.
Don't go here, thank you.
Okay, so that was tremendous interview.
Hey, what most actual fans wanted.
He even the fans of teams that they do want to make the playoffs when an actual fans want it was just to know what is officially happening.
That's what they wanted to know what is officially happening, how much teams are making the class.
When's the target date, which that's just photography? You don't know when, but that's a target again.
Target date And each of fans also wanted to know, you know, isn't that home stadiums neutral site like MLB plans? And we got answer to all those questions that's going to wrap up the story minute video here.
The any child's official playoff plan.
There you had it, guys, an interview, the live press conference and I will go with Gary Bettman highlighting the NHL's official playoff plan in the draft plan.
Again, this is a plan, but what we know it's official.
If then, if it's safe to resume play, there's gonna be 24 teams making the playoffs, and there's gonna be two stadium in action to neutral sites of one for each conference.
So that's gonna have up this video.
Sadly, guys, but expected the regular season is over, but playoffs Here we come.
I'm Panthers fans, So yeah, we're making the flowers.
That's a wrap up this video onlys Gentleman, I won't be doing another video today until eight o'clock tonight.
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