nhl.media.com file photo: NHL Morning Skate Friday March 6, 2020 six days later after this edition the NHL suspended play due to Coronavirus
On Headline Sports podcast with Marko:
#1 The NHL is entering phase two to start the 2019-20 post season as the discussion turns to the steps on opening up the training facilities for workouts.
#2 The NHL has scheduled the match ups for the Stanley Cup Playoffs which includes 24 teams the qualifiers will open post season with eight teams in the Western Conference and eight teams in the Eastern Conference.
#3 It was reported that June is the target for the “return to play process” according to a 26 page NHL document worked out between the NHL and the NHLPA.
#4 The document also stated that the players will not be mandated to come back and that those who chose to return do it on a voluntary basis to travel to their club cities.
#5 The new policies also state that only six players will be allowed on the ice with no coaches or team personnel allowed on the ice with those six players. Masks will be mandated when the players arrive the rink and only can be removed when exercising.
Marko does Headline Sports each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com