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The Puck Drops Tomorrow

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

And 142 days later, the NHL is back.

The Stanley Cup Qualifiers begin with five games Saturday, starting a nine-day stretch that could feature as many as 52 games, with up to six per day from Monday through Aug. 9, and the elimination of eight of the 24 teams in the NHL Return to Play Plan.

All of it will take place in the confines of two hub cities, Toronto for the 12 Eastern Conference teams and Edmonton for the 12 Western Conference teams, with no fans in the stands, no families living with the players, no travel and no worn-out bodies at the start.

"Playoff hockey on steroids," Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice said. "There's a chance that this is as good of hockey as I've ever seen."

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