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We may have a confirmed date as to when we can watch the Flyers begin their playoff run.
Despite the league announcing that a total of 11 players have been diagnosed since Phase 2 begun, it looks like we have a date for the playoffs. The Flyers may look at July 30th as the date to begin their potential run to the cup.
Larry Brooks of the New York Post reported this and much more on Saturday afternoon. Along with the playoff start date, teams will leave for their hub cities on either July 23rd or 24th. That is after an approximately two week training camp.
The hub cities are expected to be finalized in the next week or so. The rumors have listed Las Vegas as a potential site. The Canucks have also emerged as a favorite.
July 10th is still set as the date that teams may begin holding their training camps. The Flyers will be able to hold 30 players in camp, with an unlimited amount of goaltenders. It’s likely they will only have three. That would be Carter Hart, Brian Elliott, and Alex Lyon.
That number will then be cut down to 28 players for the playoffs. Any players on IR will not be included in the count. That includes players like Oskar Lindblom and Nolan Patrick.
Teams will take part in one exhibition game before the playoffs are set to begin. In the Flyers case, they would get this one game before facing off in the round-robin series.
They will then play three games to determine their seeding. That will come against the Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, and Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning were among the teams that recently announced have players test positive.
All of this is subject to health guidelines. Brooks also reported that the league is expected to have strict guidelines when it comes to social distancing.
Despite all of that, this does give us a closer idea of when we can expect to see the Flyers back on the ice together.
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