HomeHockeyAndrei Nikolishin — about the new format of the Stanley Cup: “the League took into account all aspects and nuances that now have a place in the world”
World champion-1993, now a scout of club of NHL “Chicago Blackhawks” Andrey Nikolishin was supported by the decision of the League to change the format of the Stanley Cup. Recall that the number of participants in the playoffs expanded from 16 to 24, and the matches themselves will be held in two cities.
— The best would be a format in which each played in the city and all finished the season as intended in the original calendar of the NHL. But that is what it is. The League took into account all aspects and nuances that now have a place in the world. Probably, I tried to analyze all the possible “pros” and “cons”. I don’t think it is a problem, said Nikolishin.
Is that the season will be played out, is the right decision. What will determine the winner of the Stanley Cup-2020 — too good. It’s great that hockey players will play and won’t sit. But most importantly: the world slowly begins to come out of this suspended state. Enough to hide and be afraid need to act. Sporting events is one of the helpful in the way out of this pandemic.
It is expected that preparation for the Stanley Cup teams will begin in July. “Chicago” became the 12th in the Western conference.