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The players ‘ Union the NHL approved the format of the playoffs out of 24 teams

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The Executive Committee of trade Union of players of NHL has approved the format for the playoffs out of 24 teams.

— The Executive Committee of trade Union of players of NHL has approved further negotiations with the League regarding the resumption of the season in the format of the playoffs from 24 teams to determine the winner of the Stanley Cup 2020. The parties need to discuss some details and come to an agreement on all issues concerning the resumption of the season — said in an official statement.

Earlier it became known that the NHL intends to resume the season with the playoffs, which will be attended by 24 teams.

The format of the playoffs out of 24 teams means that four of the best club in the conference will play each other to determine seeding. The remaining 16 clubs will play a single round. Winners, who will join the best clubs conferences will be determined in a series to three victories. Thus, for the Stanley Cup will be competing, 16 teams, the series will be held in a standard format — up to four victories.

Recall that the NHL lottery was suspended indefinitely due to pandemic coronavirus.

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