Teams will be able to open their practice facilities with no more than six players skating at a time without coaches in Phase 2 of the league's Return To Play protocol. Here are more details.
If the NHL resumes, the Wild will face Vancouver in a best-of-five qualifying round. "We're certainly looking at it as the first round of the playoffs," Wild coach Dean Evason said.
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Had the NHL stuck to the traditional 16-team bracket, the Wild would have been out. Instead, it will get to play a best-of-five series against Vancouver. Minnesota's players could have the edge.
Faced with a choice of getting creative or having no chance at starting (or re-starting) seasons, pro sports leagues are pretty much making up things as they go along.
If action resumes, and it wouldn't until July at the earliest, the Wild would face Vancouver in a play-in series.
Twenty-four teams will make the postseason. There will be two hubs, one in the east and one in the west, to house teams for play.
Gary Bettman is set to make a televised address at 3:30 p.m. about what hockey would look like if the NHL can resume the season this summer.
The Iowa Wild's Kaapo Kahkonen has been recognized as the American Hockey League's outstanding goaltender for the 2019-20 season.
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Sportstuff won't return for Stanley Cup playoffs, but fans should try to enjoy the sport at least.
The Wild would qualify for the expanded postseason, facing the Canucks.
The latest return-to-play scenario reportedly being considered for pro hockey wouldn't wrap up the regular season nor jump to a normal playoff structure.