The NHLPA Executive Board has authorized further negotiations with the NHL on a 24-team return to play format, subject to reaching an overall agreement with the League on resuming the 2019-20 season: https://t.co/SIzQYyooEE
More to come, but PIT NHLPA representative Kris Letang says Penguins voted “yes” to playoff format. “At the end of the day, nobody gets exactly what they want. But, we all want what is best for hockey and to continue to grow the game.” He adds safety of everyone remains paramount
To recap: the NHLPA has agreed to the format itself even though there are other important issues and elements to negotiate. The NHL now will go through its own process and I would expect some form of announcement within the next few days.
The NHLPA's Executive Board has voted to authorize further negotiations with the NHL on a 24-team return-to-play format. First step in a process that will require many other details to be sorted out.
BREAKING: The NHLPA Executive Board approved the NHL’s return to play format, pending further negotiations on issues related to resuming play.
Vast majority of the NHLPA executive board members (29-2) agreed on the return to play format. Now you have to expect the league will make an announcement on the format sometime next week.
The NHLPA board has voted to authorize further negotiations with the NHL on a 24-team return-to-play format.
One step closer to hockey.
Even with this affirmative vote, there are still some details with the 24-team playoff format still to be worked out between the NHL and NHLPA. One of them is whether they'll go ahead with a playoff bracket or use reseeding.
We are one step closer. NHLPA Board approves leagues plan for 24 team playoffs. #VegasBorn
UPDATE: The NHLPA Executive Committee has authorized further negotiations on 24-team return to play format.
The Fourth Period@TFP
-- NHLPA signs off on expanded 24-team Stanley Cup Playoffs this year
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Should the 24 team playoff format the NHL and NHLPA are working toward be re-seeded after the first round? Or should it be bracketed for some inexplicable reason?
The NHLPA has voted yes to the 24 team format, but other logistics still have to be worked out. https://t.co/OQW7ZvoNH0
A blow to #yeg and their chances of being a #NHL hub city?: US officials making it easier for professional foreign players to enter their country. #nhl #nhlpa
THIS IS NOT A DRILL!! With the @NHLPA
approving the 24-team playoff format host @APDenker
discusses the hurdles left that the league will have to jump before play resumes
After talking through majority of the week, the @NHL
PA announced on Friday evening that they have approved a new 24-team format. With the season’s end well in reach, they do this with the @NHL
still very much wanting to a name a Stanley Cup Champion. More: https://t.co/RInhB5J6Tb
The NHL Players' Association voted Friday night to accept the NHL's return to play proposal. https://t.co/3PIWJcJCxZ