Ovechkin, Crosby favour NHL going directly into playoffs

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Ovechkin, Crosby favour NHL going directly into playoffs

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3/27/2020

Ovechkin, Crosby favour NHL going directly into playoffs

Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby are on the same page: They would like the NHL to go directly to the playoffs if and when play resumes.

The two rival Metropolitan Division captains shared their views Thursday during a video conference call hosted by the league. "I mean, you try to get in as many games as you can, I think. But I wouldn't mind starting right in the playoffs," said Crosby, whose Pittsburgh Penguins were third in the division standings when the season was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Crosby acknowledged the more regular season games that can be squeezed in would be better for the integrity of the playoffs. Newsletter sign-up: Get The COVID-19 Brief sent to your inbox Ovechkin had the same idea. "For, me of course, the more games we play, it's going to be better for our fans and it's going to be better for teams fighting for the playoffs," said Ovechkin, whose Washington Capitals lead the division. "But I'd rather start the playoffs right away." Ovechkin then broke into a smile and said, "Sorry guys," referring to the other three players on the video call. Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno didn't take offence and said: "Don't say sorry to me. We're in a playoff spot." The calls featured representatives from each of the eight Metropolitan teams. Similar calls featuring players of teams from the league's other three divisions will take place into next week. There is no timetable for when play will resume and it has not been determined whether the league will complete the regular season. There were 189 games left on the schedule when play was stopped, and both conferences featured tightly contested playoff races. In the East, Carolina and Columbus were tied with 81 points in holding the conference's two wild-card spots, with the New York Islanders (80 points), New York Rangers (79) and Florida (78) all in contention. Teams also had not played an equal series of games, with the Islanders having played 68 to Columbus' 70. In the West, Winnipeg (80 points) and Nashville (78) held the conference's two wild-card spots, with the Predators having the edge over Vancouver despite being tied in points. Minnesota sat a point back. RELATED IMAGES Read more: CTV News

Great!... Now I can sleep tonight. Selfish to even talk about it, they should stay at home till next season, do your part. You are NOT an essential service. When? April 2021? Playoff.....is that a Russian Defense man? In 2021? I'm all in favour of this. It might be the only time in my life that I've seen the Leafs play in June😉

Not the time. Not. The. Time. Season is over Ya but I bet Florida doesn’t. They have a shot of passing the Leafs. Not gonna happen boys!

Penguins' Sidney Crosby OK if NHL resumes with playoffs - Sportsnet.caPittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby says he wouldn't mind if the NHL went straight to the playoffs if the season is able to resume. Nah finish season, late start next year and sbortened season. Ultimately though just save the playoffs if need be. 75 regular reason games then right into playoffs. Wild card race too tight right now to have no more regular season games.

Play the rest of the games, leafs might get on a hot streak Reality is the season including playoffs are not going to happen. Why even publish this? Totally unrealistic!!! More important issue is fixing salary cap for 20-21. Based on big revenue drop this season, MapleLeafs and others will have to sell off 1 or 2 of their top 4 paid players this summer to make the cut. NHL may never be the same.

Who really cares? Nope that's the opposite of social distancing. Not up too him and I can't stand this whiner! That's not what Crosby said. Read your own story FFS.

Penguins' Sidney Crosby OK if NHL resumes with playoffs - Sportsnet.caPittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby says he wouldn't mind if the NHL went straight to the playoffs if the season is able to resume. Nah finish season, late start next year and sbortened season. Ultimately though just save the playoffs if need be. 75 regular reason games then right into playoffs. Wild card race too tight right now to have no more regular season games.

NHL will do everything they can to hold playoffs this season - Sportsnet.caChris Johnston joined Tim and Sid to talk about the NHL 's most recent report of asking teams for arena availability in August and what it means for the playoffs this season. reporterchris timandsid They should held the playoff un Canada only.... reporterchris timandsid I save you a click it's about money. reporterchris timandsid I doubt there will be any sports until a vaccine Has been widely circulated.

Ottawa asking banks, credit-card companies to lower interest rates due to COVID-19 pandemicOttawa asking banks, credit-card companies to lower interest rates due to COVID-19 pandemic GlobePolitics globepolitics Asking banks....lol Why not impose it? globepolitics Just do it! globepolitics How bout the rising mortgage rate by big banks to Canadians. Soaring unemployment, crashing economy, slashed BOC rates, and banks raise rates.. . Call your bank. Ask if rates are up in last month? This is robbery. Less worry bout 5k credit cards, more worry bout 500k mortgages

Coronavirus: Trudeau says banks, credit card companies asked to lower interest ratesBREAKING: The federal government is asking banks and credit-card companies to lower interest rates on Canadians struggling financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He is asking banks and credit cards companies lol... How about they look at their own carbon tax cash grab The banking cartel is as dirty as it gets. I highly doubt these scumbags will help anyone but their own corporate interests.

What TV shows are keeping Ovechkin, Subban, Foligno & Lee busy? - Sportsnet.ca Alex Ovechkin , Anders Lee, P.K. Subban, and Nick Foligno talked about which shows they'd watch in a desert island scenario, and what music they've got playing. PKSubban1 leeberr09 ovi8 NickFoligno ovi8



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