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    NHL Season is Returning But Going Straight to Playoffs

    Exact dates not known as training camp will not begin before July 1st




    • Each conference will be assigned a hub city for the playoffs
    • 24-team postseason format
    • The bottom eight qualifying teams in each conference will play a best-of-5 series to get into the playoffs
    • The top four seeds will play in a round robin to determine seeding
    • Unknown if the bracket will re-seed after each round

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    Nba prob the same

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    This was annouced 4 days ago

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    They will make an announcement on the hub cities at a later date. I think they will look at the virus numbers and see where it is improving the best at.

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    Glad it will be back in some format - starved for action!

    Am curious how this will affect futures bets. I.e. if you had bets which were on who would win such and such division or who would win the whole Cup say, will those still have action considering the circumstances? Curious what books will do - might vary from book to book depending on the exact wording. But naturally am wondering how it will work out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyplayer33 View Post
    This was annouced 4 days ago
    This is actually breaking news

    but they should give us the date now

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    So all of these sports are going to have almost zero offseason. Yeah this seems smart 🙄

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    Quote Originally Posted by goduke View Post
    So all of these sports are going to have almost zero offseason. Yeah this seems smart 
    It’s all about the Benjamin’s

    they don’t care about players or offseason

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    Quote Originally Posted by goduke View Post
    So all of these sports are going to have almost zero offseason. Yeah this seems smart 🙄
    They will start later next season
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    They will start later next season
    Nba actually talking about starting later permanently

    but that’s a whole other thing

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    should be interesting

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    Just cancel it all....clown show like Pauly
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    Quote Originally Posted by goduke View Post
    So all of these sports are going to have almost zero offseason. Yeah this seems smart ��
    No, all will start later next season with most returning to normal year after. NBA only league considering starting around (or ON) Christmas permanently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyplayer33 View Post
    This was annouced 4 days ago
    Nothing was official until Bettman announced today, was only rumored before then.

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    Loving this format. Let's play puck!
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    Usual handicapping methods might have to be jettisoned for this format.

    Good info...appreciate the post.

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    Might be a good time to take TB to win it all; they have a habit of choking in the playoffs but with no crowd, they'll probably feel less pressure. This assumes that they actually play, which is very iffy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArunSh View Post
    Glad it will be back in some format - starved for action!

    Am curious how this will affect futures bets. I.e. if you had bets which were on who would win such and such division or who would win the whole Cup say, will those still have action considering the circumstances? Curious what books will do - might vary from book to book depending on the exact wording. But naturally am wondering how it will work out.
    Regular season standings are now final.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Regular season standings are now final.
    But most books stipulate how many games must be played, and I think it is 80 for NHL.

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    Believe it when I see it.

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    Quality might not be good
    Many teams will have shot because of lay-off

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    No reason to play any of it with all the scared idiots
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    Quote Originally Posted by LT Profits View Post
    But most books stipulate how many games must be played, and I think it is 80 for NHL.
    Exactly, those fine print rules on things like this which are pretty much never relevant since the proper # of games are played will now come into effect. And no clue what those rules are - likely they vary somewhat from book to book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArunSh View Post
    Exactly, those fine print rules on things like this which are pretty much never relevant since the proper # of games are played will now come into effect. And no clue what those rules are - likely they vary somewhat from book to book.
    While yes they vary, it is probably safe to say ALL have higher requirements than the amount of games that were actually played this season. The only exception would be books that have NO game requirements, but good luck finding those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyvegas13 View Post
    Nba prob the same
    I think NBA more likely to go right into regular playoffs since only one of 16 playoff spots was in doubt. I mean regular in terms of normal matchups deeming standings final with all series being normal length. I am not talking about venues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LT Profits View Post
    I think NBA more likely to go right into regular playoffs since only one of 16 playoff spots was in doubt. I mean regular in terms of normal matchups deeming standings final with all series being normal length. I am not talking about venues.
    rumor is top 6 seeds r locks and a play in for each 7 and 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by LT Profits View Post
    While yes they vary, it is probably safe to say ALL have higher requirements than the amount of games that were actually played this season. The only exception would be books that have NO game requirements, but good luck finding those.
    Yes, fair enough. Do you think playoff style futures will work as they were originally intended? I.e. if you bet someone to win whole thing, or bet team to win East/West, will that still have action?
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    meanwhile mlb is going to have a money problem


    MLB has proposed decreasing the salaries of the highest-paid players in the sport with the lowest-paid players taking lesser cuts in its recent play-resumption economic proposal to the MLB Players Association

    Per ESPN, the cuts would take the following form:

    • A player who makes $563,500 in a full season, would make $262,000
    • A player who makes $5 million in a full season, would make $2.64 million
    • A player who makes $10 million in a full season, would make $2.95 million
    • A player who makes $20 million in a full season, would make $5.15 million
    • A player who makes $30 million in a full season, would make $6.95 million
    • A player who makes $35 million in a full season, would make $7.84 million
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArunSh View Post
    Yes, fair enough. Do you think playoff style futures will work as they were originally intended? I.e. if you bet someone to win whole thing, or bet team to win East/West, will that still have action?
    Yes, conference and Cup futures should be unaffected provided there is no crossover in conferences before Cup finals. May be different for MLB if they go with consolidated divisions, which would make it possible for two NL teams or two AL teams to meet on World Series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tblues2005 View Post
    They will make an announcement on the hub cities at a later date. I think they will look at the virus numbers and see where it is improving the best at.
    Chicago is a candidate but St. Louis is not...the virus way worse up there so who knows. And the summer heat doesn't matter because Dallas is a candidate. Really they should all be played in Vegas because of the hotel space. Or in Canada like Edmonton or Calgary.

    Ottawa even better since that would truly be a "neutral site"

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyvegas13 View Post
    rumor is top 6 seeds r locks and a play in for each 7 and 8
    On the surface seems reasonable, but in reality not fair to 7-8 in East and 7 in West as those three teams already appeared locked in. Only spot up for grabs was 8th in West.

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    It must be set up already behind the scenes, offical matchups just a formality

    Got ticket messages from both Wild and Knights on how to buy just now

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    It belongs in Edmonton

    Nobody wants it in the USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Regular season standings are now final.
    Where have you sign this confirmed at any online/offshore book? The only things I've heard for sure and seen books actually go forward with grading or voiding regular season/division futures are MGM and Westgate. Ive personally contacted Bovada, Bookmaker, and 5Dimes and all 3 have told me they're waiting for further clarity or have yet to make a decision.

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    Just glad there is real chatter and negotiations going on to get going.

    Good sign

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