NHL Futures Odds - Stanley Cup Lines
NHL Futures Odds
As is the case in all major sports, the pandemic has forced radical, if temporary, changes for the 2021 National Hockey League Season. The good news is that the puck is scheduled to drop on January 13, 2021. Each team will play a 56-game regular-season schedule that will end May 8, 2021. There will be four divisions with no conferences, including an all-Canadian Division. Unlike last year the league will go back to a 16-team playoff format. The Stanley Cup playoffs will run into July. The top four teams in each division will qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs. Teams will only play games within their division. The NHL is still uncertain as to where the Canadian teams will play due to tighter COVID restrictions in Canada.