Quick Hits: The Bracketless Edition
In Red Wings Land
Restricted free agent Robby Fabbri 'couldn't be happier' with Detroit Red Wings, wants to stay
Robby Fabbri has been through this before. Twice, actually. So Fabbri understands how to get through a long period of time without playing hockey.
Fabbri suffered serious knee injuries to his left ACL, during consecutive years in 2017-18, which cost Fabbri 20 months of hockey during rehabilitation.
No hockey, no skating. So now, as the pandemic has snuffed the Red Wings’ season, and pushed back next season until December or January, Fabbri knows to handle the pause better than most.
I’d like for him to stay as well.
Around the NHL
After 5-game qualifying round, NHL playoffs to feature 7-game rounds
The NHL and NHL Players' Association have agreed that the qualifying round of the 24-team tournament will be best-of-five series and all four playoff rounds will be best-of-seven series, the NHL announced Thursday.
The sides also determined that the tournament will not be bracketed but will be reseeded after every round.
These are two key details of the NHL's return-to-play plan, but there is still plenty to hash out before games can resume. In an email to ESPN on Thursday, deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the league was still on track to have training camps open in July.
I’m not a fan of re-seeding each round in general, but I’m also tired of having two top teams meet in the first round, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯