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I Won’t Be Using The Word Tournament In The Next Three Months

Unless Gary Bettman contacts me directly to tell me the NHL will be awarding the Tournament Cup, then I will use it.  Until then, it will be and hopefully always will be the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Next...Official practices for the playoff teams can begin today. 

I am keeping my head above water during this pandemic and hope all of you are well.

I feel in my environment again since our game is back on the ice.

I will do my best to keep you updated on the news from the 24 teams involved and won't forget the other 7 teams.

Let the practices begin as we look forward to one team hosting the Stanley Cup in early October.

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TreKronor's avatar

Cheers to that.

I still think there’s a solid chance this doesn’t happen because…I’ve just gotten used to bad news and have conditioned myself to not look forward to anything.  It’s depressing, actually.  Half the fun of “good things” is the building anticipation of them.

In any case, if/when these games begin to be broadcast, I’ll look forward to watching whatever I can.  Given the condensed schedule I know there will be some that fit into my schedule. 

I’d been wanting to hang a TV in my garage to have on while I work on projects out there, but there hadn’t been a reason to.  Looks like there’s going to be a reason to in the next couple weeks!

Posted by TreKronor on 07/13/20 at 09:33 AM ET



Here’s hoping for the best of luck and health to
our intrepid provider of posts, and all players and staff and
KK readers and everyone’s families.

I’d love to be watching and posting about actual games in
less than a month. Worst comes to worst, we’ve all been through
bumps in life and extended harder times, and we’ll stick with this
and get through it.

Posted by lefty.30 on 07/13/20 at 10:15 AM ET

StayClassy's avatar

Would not be upset if they don’t award the cup this year, even if they finish the games.

Posted by StayClassy from Wings fan in Columbus on 07/13/20 at 10:19 PM ET

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