As the NHL faces billions in lost revenue we wonder weather or not the remainder of the season will get scrapped or will there be a way to get all or a portion of the games and playoffs completed in 2020.
Right now frequent testing would be an important part of any scenario the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association consider for resuming the season,
One time table proposed which would have players returning to their home rinks as early as May 15, followed by a training camp and possible exhibition games in June.
The NHL board of directors will be meeting this week to go over a few plans and hopefully find a safe common ground to either resume the season or they will be making the call to scrap the remainder of this years games.
The best case scenario would be the regular season resuming in July, with the Stanley Cup awarded in September.
Last week NHL commissioner said “Among the scenarios we’re looking at is potentially as many as four [cities] because we need a lot of ice,”
We will wait to see how this unfolds in the days ahead.
Other news on the NHL front. The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Mikko Lehtonen to a one-year, entry-level contract Monday, choosing Toronto from a long list of available NHL teams.
Lehtonen was never drafted by an NHL team. Lehtonen won gold with Finland at the 2019 IIHF World Hockey Championship and was named to the tournament all-star team.
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