Dallas In The Running To Be One Of Two "Hub" Cities To Host NHL Post-Season Play

Curt Lewis
May 27, 2020 - 6:50 am

    DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The Dallas Stars could be playing again soon, and the city of Dallas could be hosting a lot of games in the NHL's new, highly-modified post-season format announced yesterday.

    Before the Coronavirus shutdown, the Stars last game was March 10th. The next one will be a playoff game, but the NHL has not said when that will be.

    However, Commissioner Gary Bettman says the new post-season format will be as follows. The top twelve teams in each conference, 24 in all, will make the post-season tournament to be played in two so called Hub cities.

    Dallas is one of ten cities under consideration for that.

    Of the top twelve teams in each conference, the four with the best winning percentage will get a first round bye, and the Stars are one of the four best in the West.

    Those four will play a round-robin to establish the seeding for the tournament.

    So, sometime this summer or Fall, the Stars will again play meaningful hockey.