Sweet 16: NHL playoffs qualifying round tough to predict

The NHL’s regular season is over and the chase for the Stanley Cup is on if hockey returns this summer. The league settled on a 24-team postseason format that Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano supported back in March as the coronavirus was shutting down sports. “You can’t eliminate teams who are out on points percentage […]

‘A step toward normalcy’ – NHL shapes a return to play plan

Rosy as the news might sound, Gary Bettman made no promises in announcing the NHL has the framework of a plan in place to return to the ice. “We hope,” the commissioner said, “that this is a step back toward normalcy.” The league and its players overcame a significant hurdle Tuesday when Bettman formally unveiled […]

Canada’s NHL teams offer options to season-ticket holders

Canada’s NHL teams have offered season-ticket holders rebate or refund options in acknowledgment that no more 2019-20 regular-season games will be played in front of fans in their respective buildings. In a four-day span May 13-16, all seven teams contacted their season-ticket bases with options and, in some cases, deadlines to make a decision, according […]