The Chicago Blackhawks could be going to the playoffs after all if the NHL does, in fact, do this 24 team playoff but would they have a chance?
The Chicago Blackhawks might be going to the Stanley Cup playoffs after all. They don’t deserve to be a playoff team in normal circumstances but everyone knows these aren’t normal circumstances. The coronavirus pandemic is the main news of the world and we all know how it hit the sports world. Well, the pandemic might be giving the Blackhawks a chance at some playoff games.
There is a proposal floating around that is rumored to be used when play resumes. There is a “Return To Play” committee that the league is using and it submitted a proposal into the NHLPA for review. The proposal has them playing a playoff tournament in two hub cities. It would be the top 12 teams in each conference (24 total) making it to the dance with the top four on each side getting a bye. Those top four teams would get exhibition games to get themselves some reps to prep for their first matchup. The first round between the bottom seeds would be the best of five.