A duel any canadian qualification round draw between the Calgary Flames and the Winnipeg Jets, in the event where 24 teams would be fine and well accepted in the playoffs of the national hockey League.
Recall that the players ‘ Association voted Friday night in favor of this proposal of the governors.
While the Montreal canadiens could compete with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Flames arena, for their part, the Jets in one of the duels three to five of the Western conference.
“Regardless of the format, we are excited to be a part of it and, hopefully, we’re going to go with it,” commented the general manager Brad Treliving during a conference call with the media in Calgary, earlier this week.
Details to be sorted out
As indicated by the leaders of the national hockey League following the unveiling of the vote of the players Association, “many details remain to be negotiated and the format depends on an agreement between the parties on all issues related to a return to game”.
“If we come back and play hockey, this means, firstly, that we are progressing as a society, what is good, and we hope that we will get through this, had continued Treliving, a touch of the philosopher about the pandemic of sars coronavirus. In the end, we will award the Stanley cup in different circumstances. Whoever will win will just be happy and proud, regardless of the format of the series that the champion team will have gone through.”
A single format
In summary, to take part in the playoffs the regular 16 teams, the training ranked the fifth to the twelfth rank, competing for a qualification round in each of the associations. The four clubs head could be measured to each other in a round robin tournament with the hope of improving their lot.
“This will be unique, certainly, but all those who participate will have the opportunity to achieve success,” added the general manager of the Flames.