A 24-team playoff format that would include a play-in round is expected to pass NHLPA voting, OilersNation’s Jason Gregor and TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reported Friday.
There’s no guarantee that the National Hockey League will have a playoff tournament, though it’s starting to look that way. When the Calgary Flames do hit the ice, they’ll have a decision to make regarding young defenseman Juuso Valimaki.
It’s beginning to sound like we’re actually going to have hockey, potentially beginning in mid-to-late July. When the league returns, it’ll be time for the teams to amp up for the the playoffs. So it’s probably not crazy to start wondering what the Calgary Flames’ roster might look like when hockey does kick back off.