The 2019-20 NHL season is still up in the air however the majority of teams believe it will continue someway somehow.
We've seen the NHLPA propose a way to finish out the full season and playoffs, while some owners have proposed a 24 team playoff bracket.
We now have a full 31 team playoff bracket which would erase the Conferences for the playoffs and put everybody in one big tournament.
That's right, even the Detroit Red Wings would have a chance at the Stanley Cup.
According to this format, the first round would consist of a single elimination game between the bottom 14 teams in the current standings.
That would give the Blackhawks a chance to salvage their season as they would face off against the New Jersey Devils in a single elimination game and a chance to play in the Best of 3 series in Round 2.
What do you think of this format?
Check out the full bracket below: