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NHLPA board approves 24-team, return-to play-format

We have our first step towards resuming the 2019-20 season with the approval of the return-to-play format by the NHLPA Executive Board. The 31 NHL team representatives voted and a majority gave the thumbs up to the 24-team, conference-based proposal. According to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie, the vote was 29-2 in favor. Now the plan moves on to the Board of Governors for their approval. From the NHLPA: The Executive Board of the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) has authorized further negotiations with the NHL on a 24-team return to play format to determine the winner of the 2020 Stanley Cup. Several details remain to be negotiated and an agreement on the format would still be subject to the parties reaching agreement on ...