If the National Hockey League is indeed able to resume play and finish this season (with or without fans in attendance), it's believed that the postseason would include dates as late as August (and maybe even September).
Due to the uncertainty surrounding the current coronavirus pandemic, the NHL has chose to postpone the 2020 NHL Scouting Combine, the 2020 NHL Awards and the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, which were scheduled throughout June.
No new date for any of the events was announced, adding another layer of uncertainty to an offseason that could be crucial to both the Kings' and Ducks' rebuilds.More news: PFA calls for 'urgent meeting' with Premier League and EFL
Las Vegas will not be the only city impacted by the decision, of course, as the Scouting Combine will rob Buffalo, N.Y. of its six-day event while the postponement of the 2020 NHL Draft will take a late-June weekend of business away from Montreal.
It appears the NHL Awards Show will not take place this year. An incomplete season would complicate things, as rulings would need to be made on conditional draft picks as well as the draft order.
The scouting combine, set for June 1-6, has traditionally been the last chance for draft prospects to make impressions on team executives.More news: BC bans evictions, freezes rent in wake of COVID-19
The league could hold a draft remotely if necessary, or even without fans as it did when Sidney Crosby went first overall following the lockout-cancelled season in 2005.
The Canadiens now hold 14 picks for the draft, including one in the first round, three in the second round, two in the third round and three in the fourth round. The NFL canceled its in-person event in Las Vegas, originally scheduled for April, and will instead stage the draft in a TV studio.More news: Doubles Storage Supports Child Mode And Screen Time