Several media outlets reported on Wednesday that a majority of National Hockey League (NHL) teams voted in favor of changing the draft format.
In fact, this new version will consist of all the remaining clubs in their neighborhoods, which is already the case in the NBA and NFL. The candidates and Precinct Commissioner Gary Pittman will remain on site.
Watch Renaud Lavoie’s explanations in the main video.
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According to Elliott Friedman, discussions on this topic will continue at the general managers’ meeting in November, and then the governors’ meeting in December. The first edition of this new auction is scheduled to be held in 2025, with the possibility of holding it in June 2024.
Several factors may explain this reorganization, as Friedman explained in his column 32 Thoughts.
“The draft takes place on June 28 and 29 and Free Agent Day is on June 1any July was a major issue, he wrote. Cost is another thing. Some teams felt like their plans were found out because the schedules were too close together and things were being overheard.
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