The commissioner of the national hockey League Gary Bettman persists and signs: the format of the playoffs will be fair for all the teams currently in the race in the event of a return to the game.
“No matter what we will do to return, it will be just and fair, he mentioned, on Wednesday, during an interview with FOX Business Network. There are about seven teams that are knocking at the door of the series and these courses have not all played the same number of games.”
Currently excluded from the playoffs by virtue of points in the standings, the New York Islanders, the New York Rangers and the Florida Panthers are at the heart of the struggle in the Association Is like many of the clubs, in the West, including the Wild of Minnesota.
“I am hopeful that we will conclude the season in a fair manner that will bring integrity to the most important trophy of all sports [the Stanley cup]”, said Bettman, Tuesday, during his appearance on the show Dave Morissette live on TVA Sports.
Until a decision is taken, the network TSN reported that the NHL players had not received their pay cheque, on Wednesday. The players Association must decide, this week, on the amount collected to be placed in trust. By then, according to this same information, the players may not touch their pay. They could also have put it in full trust.
In short, the uncertainty continues to loom, as much for the players and for the owners and the commissioner.
“I can’t give you a number on a scale of 1 to 10 with respect to the likelihood of a return, but we remain optimistic as to the possibility of returning from the pause”, had also said Bettman, on Tuesday during the show “Dave Morissette en direct.