Report: NHL, Players Closing in on CBA Deal
According to a report from ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski, the NHL and its players are closing in on a new CBA deal.
NHL to Transition to Phase 2 of Return Plan on Monday
On Monday, June 8, the NHL will officially transition to Phase 2 of the four-phase return plan, the league announced on Thursday night.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Outlines Tentative Return to Play Plan
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman made a formal announcement on Tuesday afternoon to detail the rest of this four-phase plan and break down the playoff structure and draft lottery protocols as the NHL strives to make a return to play.
NHLPA Approves 24-Team Playoff, Authorize Further Negotiations
The NHLPA Executive Board had a call on Thursday to discuss the proposed 24-team playoff structure for the NHL’s return to play. On Friday, the NHLPA officially announced approval of the 24-team structure and authorized further negotiations with the NHL in pursuing the return to play.
Report: NHL No Longer Considering Neutral Sites for Return
According to a report from Greg Wyshynski at ESPN, the scenario of neutral sites is no longer being considered by the NHL for a return and instead the league has shifted to targeting neutral NHL arenas by division to host the remainder of the games.