NHLPA expected to approve 24-team playoff format, reports say

The NHLPA is expected to pass a 24-team playoff format, reports from OilersNation’s Jason Gregor and TSN’s Bob McKenzie say.

The NHLPA has voted not to receive their final paycheque. Also, while not unanimous (some top teams not loving format), source tells me NHLPA will approve the 24-team playoff. #NHL
— Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) May 22, 2020

While last night’s NHLPA executive committee conference call got a little heated at times, and various individual players still have a wide variety of views on the NHL’s RTP format, the exec committee vote by team is expected to result in NHLPA approval of the NHL plan.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) May 22, 2020

The vote began Thursday and is expected to finalize Friday. While Gregor reported some teams aren’t fans of the format, McKenzie said that an NHLPA conference call “got a little heated at times” Thursday night. 18 votes from 31 reps are needed to pass.
Toronto’s PA rep is Zach Hyman, with John Tavares operating as an alternate.
Once the NHL has an official answer from the NHLPA, TSN’s Pierre LeBrun added the league has its own process to go …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

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