Is the NHL back? It certainly sounds like there’s a good opportunity for games this summer to conclude the 2019-20 season. A proposed 24-team playoff, featuring your Columbus Blue Jackets, appears close to being signed, sealed, and approved very soon! In this week’s episode of The Cannon Cast we discuss:
- The return of hockey?
- A playoff series featuring the Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets?
- Jackets healthy enough to make a run?
The NHL/NHLPA Phase 2 agreement stipulates 6 players max in a practice facility at once; the on-ice sessions with players only, no coaches or other personnel allowed on the ice— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) May 25, 2020
If that’s the case, then we could conceivably be looking at a “normal” lottery line up of 15 non-playoff teams — the seven clubs not playing again and perhaps the eight teams who lose the best-of-five “play-in” series that will precede the NHL’s Pandemic Playoff (16 teams).— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) May 25, 2020
Our theme music is the song “Green Eyes,” by Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons off of their album “Homemade Vision.” Angela’s newest album is called “4:30” and you should listen to it! Check her out at angelaperley.com, and you should also check out Angela Perley on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for videos and live-streamed concerts from her home during this stay at home period.
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Do you believe the Blue Jackets will make a deep run this summer?
This poll is closed
Yes, they’re going to be healthy
No, not enough firepower
No, the playoffs won’t happen