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Today's edition of CBC Sports' newsletter gets you caught up on the format, matchups and teams to watch in the NHL's expanded post-season tournament.Today's edition of CBC Sports' newsletter gets you caught up on the format, matchups and teams to watch in the NHL's expanded post-season tournament.

When coming up with bold predictions, what you're really doing is setting yourself up to fail. But it's a fun exercise anyway. So we present five bold predictions for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which we think have some basis in reality.When coming up with bold predictions, what you're really doing is setting yourself up to fail. But it's a fun exercise anyway. So we present five bold predictions for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which we think have some basis in reality.

Five bold predictions for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Sportsnet.ca

Objective Cold-Take Prediction: Toronto Maple Leafs Will Win the Stanley Cup. The Leafs have the best roster in the NHL and they are about to win it all.The Toronto Maple Leafs will continue their previously interrupted quest for the Stanley Cup when the season resumes on Sunday. There will be five games on...

Objective Prediction: Toronto Maple Leafs Will Win the Stanley Cup

Objective Prediction: Toronto Maple Leafs Will Win the Stanley Cup

Long viewed as part of a national identity, the sport is attempting to stage a postseason in the safest place it could find.Long viewed as part of a national identity, the sport is attempting to stage a postseason in the safest place it could find.

In Canada, hockey’s return is a partial sign of normalcy during precarious times - The Washington Post

Mike Sullivan seemed to check every box when long-time Boston University coach Jack Parker was recruiting him in the mid-1980s. Good size. Great leadership....

'Speed is the ultimate competitive advantage' for Penguins in Cup chase | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

If the NHL season ended today, who would face off in the playoffs? Check out ESPN.com's Current NHL Playoff Matchups and find out now!

2019-2020 Current NHL Playoff Matchups, Pairings - National Hockey League - ESPN

2020 Stanley Cup playoffs - Wikipedia

TRAIKOS: Is this Canada's year to end its Stanley Cup drought? | Toronto Sun

TRAIKOS: Is this Canada's year to end its Stanley Cup drought? | Toronto Sun

NHL.com staff members have made their predictions for the Stanley Cup Qualifiers and Playoffs, and they believe the race for the championship is wide open.NHL.com staff members have made their predictions for the Stanley Cup Qualifiers and Playoffs, and they believe the race for the championship is wide open.

Stanley Cup Qualifiers predictions | NHL.com

Gary Bettman emphasizes that "safety is paramount" during the NHL Return to Play. Bettman also details other elements of the NHL Return to Play.Gary Bettman emphasizes that "safety is paramount" during the NHL Return to Play. Bettman also details other elements of the NHL Return to Play.

Bettman: Safety key in NHL Return to Play - ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports

It is Friday, the playoffs are beginning this weekend, and that means it is time to check back in with the Trending Penguins Players.It is Friday, the playoffs are beginning this weekend, and that means it is time to check back in with the Trending Penguins Players.

Trending Penguins Players: Getting ready for the real deal - PensBurgh

Qualifying round features eight best-of-five series and most pit evenly matched teams.

NHL is back with unpredictable qualifying round matchups - mlive.com

Domenic Padula takes a look what oddsmakers believe will happen when the Stanley Cup Playoffs get underway on Saturday with the qualifying round.

Stanley Cup Playoff Futures: Notable takeaways from playoff betting odds - TSN.ca

One of the greatest undrafted players in National Hockey League history signed with the team where he became a Hall of Famer.One of the greatest undrafted players in National Hockey League history signed with the team where he became a Hall of Famer.

Today in Hockey History: July 31

A rundown of the last player to win each individual award for the Pittsburgh Penguins.A rundown of the last player to win each individual award for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Last Pittsburgh Penguin to Win Each NHL Award

Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News tackles 10 questions and offers his predictions for the NHL's qualifying round.Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News tackles 10 questions and offers his predictions for the NHL's qualifying round.

Burning questions, qualifying-round predictions as the NHL restarts

Toronto and Edmonton will play host to 24 NHL teams, including six from Canada, when the league resumes its schedule Saturday with a qualifying round to determine both playoff seedings and which eight clubs will fill out the usual 16-slot bracket.Toronto and Edmonton will play host to 24 NHL teams, including six from Canada, when the league resumes its schedule Saturday with a qualifying round to determine both playoff seedings and which eight clubs will fill out the usual 16-slot bracket.

Bubble Hockey: NHL set to resume pandemic-delayed season in a new world | CTV News

The NHL is back in a big way on Aug. 1, and you can catch a lot of puck action over the weekend. Sporting News gives you the full weekend schedule for the return of the NHL.The NHL is back in a big way on Aug. 1, and you can catch a lot of puck action over the weekend. Sporting News gives you the full weekend schedule for the return of the NHL.

NHL games today: Full TV schedule for the 2020 season restart on Saturday, Sunday | Sporting News

Here's what could keep each NHL team from emerging from the chaos of the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the champion and last team standing.Here's what could keep each NHL team from emerging from the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the last team standing. The Stanley Cup Playoffs will get underway on A...

Stanley Cup Playoffs: One area of concern for each team

A new study reveals a large majority of Canadians are excited for the NHL to return for modified playoffs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.A new study reveals a large majority of Canadians are excited for the NHL to return for modified playoffs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Majority of Canadians looking forward to return of NHL - Canada News - Castanet.net

The NHL is reportedly collecting recordings of fans booing and may play them when Gary Bettman presents the Stanley Cup in the bubble.The NHL is reportedly collecting recordings of fans booing and may play them when Gary Bettman presents the Stanley Cup in the bubble.

NHL May Use Recorded Booing When Gary Bettman Presents Stanley Cup

Closing out the Stanley Cup qualifying round, the Philadelphia Flyers suit up against Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning.Closing out the Stanley Cup qualifying round, the Philadelphia Flyers suit up against Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Philadelphia Flyers' Qualifying Round Opponents: Tampa Bay Lightning

Here's a guide to make sure you don't miss any Stanley Cup playoff actionHere's a guide to make sure you don't miss any Stanley Cup playoff action

2020 NHL Playoffs: Stanley Cup qualifiers scores, schedule, standings, games, TV channels, times - CBSSports.com

After a break of nearly five months, the NHL will resume play Saturday with qualifying round games. Here's how we see the rest of the year unfolding.After a break of nearly five months, the NHL will resume play Saturday with qualifying round games. Here's how we see the rest of the year unfolding.

NHL picks: Who wins it all? Here's how rest of season, playoffs unfold

With the 2019-20 NHL postseason about to begin let's take a quick skate around the NHL and examine the one flaw that can hold back all 24 teams playing in this year's playoffs.With the 2019-20 NHL postseason about to begin let's take a quick skate around the NHL and examine the one flaw that can hold back all 24 teams playing in this year's playoffs.

One flaw for every NHL Stanley Cup contender | Yardbarker

Chicago will look to advance to the 16-team Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2017.Chicago will look to advance to the 16-team Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2017.

2020 NHL Stanley Cup Qualifier series: Blackhawks vs. Oilers preview analysis - Second City Hockey

After being swept by the New York Islanders in 2019, have the Pittsburgh Penguins learn their lesson and become tougher to play against?After being swept by the New York Islanders in 2019, have the Pittsburgh Penguins learn their lesson and become tougher to play against?

Did the Pittsburgh Penguins Learn From 2019 Playoff Exit?

Check out our favorite bets for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs including our best future picks, Conn Smythe bets and qualifying round series bets.Check out our favorite bets for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs including our best future picks, Conn Smythe bets and qualifying round series bets.

NHL Betting Picks: Our Favorite Stanley Cup Bets, Conn Smythe Sleepers and Qualifying Round Picks | The Action Network

The National Hockey League will launch its 24-team post-season tournament Friday with a dozen teams in each of the bubble cities of Toronto and Edmonton.The National Hockey League will launch its 24-team post-season tournament Friday with a dozen teams in each of the bubble cities of Toronto and Edmonton.

Rick Zamperin: Predicting the most unpredictable NHL playoffs ever | Globalnews.ca

The National Hockey League will launch its 24-team post-season tournament Friday with a dozen teams in each of the bubble cities of Toronto and Edmonton.

Rick Zamperin: Predicting the most unpredictable NHL playoffs ever | Globalnews.ca

The Chicago Blackhawks surprised a lot of people with their exhibition game against the St. Louis Blues. The Edmonton Oilers better take notice.The Chicago Blackhawks played they're only exhibition game in preparation of this post-season against the St. Louis Blues and they did not disappoint. With...

Key Comparisons Between Blackhawks, Oilers Tune-up Games

It’s ‘business unusual’ for the National Hockey League.After four and half months of a global health scare, empty buildings, blank TV screens and a risky re-start plan, 24 teams are finally back and raring to go.It’s ‘business unusual’ for the National Hockey League.After four and half months of a global health scare, empty buildings, blank TV screens and a risky re-start plan, 24 teams are finally back and raring to go.

Eastern Conference NHL playoff notebook | Ottawa Sun

It’s ‘business unusual’ for the National Hockey League.After four and half months of a global health scare, empty buildings, blank TV screens and a risky re-start plan, 24 teams are finally back and raring to go.It’s ‘business unusual’ for the National Hockey League.After four and half months of a global health scare, empty buildings, blank TV screens and a risky re-start plan, 24 teams are finally back and raring to go.

Eastern Conference NHL playoff notebook | Ottawa Sun

The Pittsburgh Penguins changed the face of their franchise on this by drafting a generational talent with the first overal pick.The Pittsburgh Penguins changed the face of their franchise on this by drafting a generational talent with the first overal pick.

Today in Hockey History: July 30

The 24-team 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs will drop the puck beginning on Saturday August 1st. SI Gambling analysts Frankie Taddeo and Roy Larking break down their best bets for each series in the Qualifier Round.The 24-team 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs will drop the puck beginning on Saturday August 1st. SI Gambling analysts Frankie Taddeo and Roy Larking break down their best bets for each series in the Qualifier Round.

2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Best Bets: Qualifier Round - Sports Illustrated

With time to plan, examining the areas NHL coaches could have the most influence on during this unprecedented playoffs. With time to plan, examining the areas NHL coaches could have the most influence on during this unprecedented playoffs.

Duhatschek Notebook: How coaches can be innovative during unprecedented playoffs – The Athletic

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman joined "Special Report" Friday to look ahead to the resumption of play in the league's coronavirus-interrupted 2019-2020 season.NHL commissioner Gary Bettman joined "Special Report" Friday to look ahead to the resumption of play in the league's coronavirus-interrupted 2019-2020 season.

Stats, schedules, storylines and a few upset picks for each of the eight five-game series, and the Western Conference round robin.Stats, schedules, storylines and a few upset picks for each of the eight five-game series, and the Western Conference round robin.

Would Maple Leafs really lose in Toronto bubble? | NHL playoff preview

St. Louis Blues fans have a strong social media presence already. Now they can put it to good use to get more exposure for the team.St. Louis Blues fans have a strong social media presence already. Now they can put it to good use to get more exposure for the team. The St. Louis Blues ar...

St. Louis Blues: NHL unveils interactive plans for Stanley Cup Playoffs

With the NHL delayed more than four months by the coronavirus pandemic, summer hockey kicks off with a 24-team playoff tournament beginning Saturday in Edmonton and Toronto.

9 burning questions on the NHL restart without the Ducks and Kings – Orange County Register

The defenseman is getting used to the unusual circumstances as the NHL returns to play amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The defenseman is getting used to the unusual circumstances as the NHL returns to play amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bruins’ Brandon Carlo adjusting to mental challenges of NHL bubble - The Boston Globe