The wheels are in motion and the 24 team playoff concept is almost confirmed.
The NHLPA is currently voting to approve the return to play format and while NHL insider Bob McKenzie said the vote is expected to be close, it's likely going to be approved.
Most players aren't going to turn down the opportunity at winning the Stanley Cup.
There has been a couple of minor changes to the bracket though as the league prefers to go with full conference standings and one hub city per conference.
While most of the matchups stay the same, there's a couple of changes.
5 PIT-12 MTL winner v 4 PHI
6 CAR-11 NYR winner v 3 WSH
7 NYI-10 FLA winner v 2 TB
8 TOR-9 CBJ winner v 1 BOS
5 EDM-12 CHI winner v 4 DAL
6 NSH-11 AZ winner v 3 VGK
7 VAN-10 MIN winner v 2 COL
8 CGY-9 WPG winner v 1 STL