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A proposal for a season restart from the players is met with skepticism, and an Ottawa Senators player has contracted COVID-19.

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We knew it was just a matter of time til we got this announcement. Let’s hope it’s not serious. Here’s a look at how this might have happened:

So as we look for some encouraging news, the word yesterday that a group of NHL players have been working on a proposal for re-starting the season had some people excited. But should they be?

Here’s what they’re propsing:

I have two issues with this: 1) Why finish the schedule? Points percentage could be used to determine seeding (as it looks like they will do in the CHL), and 2) They want a full 82 game season next year starting in November? There’s no way in hell this doesn’t end in a metric shit-ton of injuries, especially for this godforsaken team.

Here’s the poll question from Monday:

Interesting. I am sure this will change over the next couple days.

And that brings us to today’s poll question:

Poll

How should the NHL determine playoff seeding when play resumes?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    The standings as they are, duh!
    (4 votes)
  • 58%
    Points percentage
    (17 votes)
  • 6%
    Finish the season first
    (2 votes)
  • 20%
    No playoffs, just a new season with no Cup winner for the 2019-20 season
    (6 votes)
29 votes total Vote Now