NHL awaits player feedback on 24-team playoff format before deciding league’s next steps

The NHL is awaiting the result of a players’ vote on a 24-team playoff format before discussing its options on how to proceed in its bid to resume play. With the NHL Players’ Association executive board could release the results…

NHLPA board voting on returning playoff format with 24 teams: sources

The NHL Players’ Association’s executive board is voting on a 24-team playoff proposal as the return to play format, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday…

Connor McDavid, Sidney Crosby favourites again in annual NHLPA poll

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is still regarded as the NHL’s top forward, while peers consider Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby the game’s most complete player. When it comes to game-day dress code, hockey players overwhelming favour relaxing the rule requiring a…

Canada’s move to legalize cannabis won’t change NHL, at least not yet

As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. Early on, marijuana was touted to the enforcer as a healing option. “I started noticing some…