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Determining The NHL Playoffs With A 68 Game Schedule

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

The Ontario Hockey League deserves credit for the idea. Since all of the OHL’s teams had played at least 61 games when the season was cancelled, their priority draft lottery standings were formulated using each’s teams accrued point total through 61 games.

In other words, any game beyond 61 played was wiped out.

The same principle could apply for the NHL. Call it the 68-game rollback.

Under this plan, only each of the team’s first 68 games of the season would count for the playoff standings.

Eight teams would have three games negated, 11 teams, two each; and 10 teams, one each.

Interestingly, the same 16 teams that would qualify under points percentage would also qualify under the 68-game rollback scenario.


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