Headline Sports podcast with Matt Harrington: NHL is set to drop the puck at training camp Monday; Preparing for NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

photo from nhl.com: St Louis Blues head coach Chris Berube holds up the Stanley Cup after last season’s Stanley Cup Final. Berube says he and the team are anxious to get the post season going and hope to win their second consecutive championship

On Headline Sports podcast with Matt:

#1 The NHL says they’ve taken all the steps for phase two, all safety measures for enforcing mask wearing the all the practice and game rinks, social distancing, washing hands. The players and NHL seem to be in agreement on how safety measures will work.

#2 Teams reportedly will work out Monday and their will be only six players on the ice at anyone time. No coaches, trainers, officals will be permitted on the ice during practice sessions.

#3 The playoff format will be a best of seven series and as the Pittsburgh Penguins Kris Letang said everybody is used to the best of seven series format.

#4 The format will start with 16 teams an eight series qualifying round best of five, also there will a be a seeding round robin with four teams from each Western and Eastern conference.

#5 The St Louis Blues head coach Craig Berube said the Blues can’t wait to get into the playoffs. Berube says the team is hungry and they want to win a second consecutive Stanley Cup.

Matt does Headline Sports each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

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