It doesn't work like that. I agree with you on cancelling the 2019-20 season. The league has wasted lots of time, and is going to spend a fortune to force the playoffs to happen for very little benefit to the the league or the game itself IMO. And as the risk appears to be increasing; especially for players living in the U.S. (even if the games are going to be played in Canada) the whole thing seems pointless.
However, back to my original point. IMO, the 2020-21 season can star
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As I said before ...they should have just cancelled the 2019-20 season and try to start the 20-21 season on time. I feel they are trying to cram too much too soon after completing the "revised 2019-20" schedule.
If the perfect system existed, they would have implemented it already. The problem of tanking had to be solved in some way, and maybe the odds are still not assigned in an equal way. I read somewhere an interesting idea:
After the regular season, non-qualified teams play something like a tournament (round-robin, bracket format or whatever), which leads to a ranking amongst those. The winner gets the #1 pick, the finalist the #2, the 3rd team the #3, etc. The advantage: the season is
The Leafs did a REBUILD. You probably didn't recognize it because it's the first time they've ever done one!
They were already a bad team and once they began their rebuild they sank to the bottom, exactly as expected. Name one NHL team that did a full rebuild and kept winning with a rookie roster.
The NHL doesn't owe last place teams anything. It's not the NHL's job to fix poor management decisions by that team's GM. The Leafs got Matthews because they rebuilt and had