Jamie Nye: 2020 Stanley Cup champs shouldn’t need to stress over a reference mark
The NHL could be returning with a 24-group competition for the Stanley Cup champs . It would include “tip top” groups like the Chicago Blackhawks and Montreal Canadiens.
It’s a simple inquiry to pose: Will the hero be taken a gander at as a genuine Stanley Cup champs like the 2019 St. Louis Blues?
I’d much rather the NHL simply go to a 16-group competition like it generally has or have the two special case spots be chosen by a play-in competition, which would include 20 groups.
Why groups that were selling at the exchange cutoff time are even greeting in this back-to-work situation will permit numerous to decrease the achievement of the possible Stanley Cup champs.
In any case, here is the thing: The champs will do what the heroes consistently do. They’ve played all around ok to get into the competition and they’ll need to play all around ok to beat every one of their rivals to win the whole thing, much the same as each other champ has previously.
Dislike the NHL is utilizing a lottery to choose the heroes — despite the fact that I am permitted to alter my perspective if the Toronto Maple Leafs win the Cup.