Per Bob McKenzie...The NHL Is Back. Vote On 24 Team Playoff Format Officially Approved

And just like that, the NHL will officially be back in our lives. It's not going to be perfect, it's not going to be normal, but it is back. I am only half on board with this, but at the end of the day more Kane, more Crosby, more MacKinnon, more McDavid, and more hockey is a good thing. 

No time table officially announced, but you can pretty much pencil in Mid-July for this thing to be rolling along. There will be a training camp to allow the guys to get in shape like the old days. Then we get down to business which is Patrick Kane vs McDavid. It's Crosby vs Price. It's Flames vs Jets. My fingers are crossed that the guys will show up and by the 2nd round the intensity will be there and we will all be having watch parties at Declans. We are back, baby. We are back.