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NHL makes a huge change to the 24 team playoff format

NHL insider Elliotte Friedman with a HUGE scoop!

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This just in courtesy of Sportsnet hockey insider Elliotte Friedman, the NHL has made a decision regarding its playoff format beyond the first "play in" round when it comes to bracketing versus seeding. 

The league will reportedly re-seed each position following each round, rather than have teams play through a bracketed format. Additionally, each round after the initial "play in" round will be a best of 7 series. 

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 More from Friedman's Sportsnet colleague Chris Johnston:


More confirmation from Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun of TSN:



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