The NHL has opened the floodgates on free agency for players and their families.
Here are a few of the things you need read.
All NHL free agency is limited to five days.
This means that no players will be able to sign a contract with the NHL until July 31st.
You can’t sign with an NHL team during the off-season.
Teams can sign players during the regular season.
The NHL will waive the salary cap for players who are released, signed or drafted.
This will help reduce the salarycap for teams and keep them from spending more money.
All contracts are guaranteed.
All players who have been on NHL rosters for at least six months will have an option for a second contract if they don’t make the NHL roster.
If you are an NHL player and your team has a player under contract, you can sign him to a one-year deal for $3 million.
There is no cap room for contracts with players who aren’t on NHL teams.
This also means no free agents will be signing one-way contracts, which is something the NHL will be trying to discourage.
The league is looking for new players to sign for $1 million or less.
These deals will be available for players from any NHL franchise.
The salary cap will be $72 million for the 2018-19 season, $58 million for 2019-20, and $51 million for 2020-21.
The cap for the 2022-23 season will be set at $75 million.
The 2018-2019 season will have a $7.1 million cap hit, while the 2019-2020 season will see a cap hit of $5.6 million.
The team with the most salary cap space wins the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The first round will feature the top three teams from the standings in each conference.
The playoff format is a best-of-seven series with the top two teams advancing to the Stanley, and the loser advancing to play the conference champion.
Each team has two teams in the postseason.
The top two seeds in each round of each conference will face off in the Conference Final.
The conference finals will be played on January 14th, 2019 at Staples Center.
The second round of postseason will feature teams from both conferences battling it out in the first-round series.
Teams with the best record in the conference will advance to the Conference Finals.
All first-place teams from each conference play for the right to advance to face the defending champion team from the Conference Semi-Final.
If the two teams with the highest combined points differential meet, the winner will face the second-place team from each division.
The Conference Semis will be the first divisional game of the postseason, with the winner advancing to face their conference runner-up in the next round.
In the second round, the conference winners will face one another in a best of three series.
The winner will be determined by the league standings, while teams with higher overall records will play the winner in the best-on-best series.
In a best two-out-of, best-out series, the series will be best of five.
If there are no tiebreakers, the game will be a best three-out, best of seven.
The playoffs will feature a total of 16 games.
The series will begin on January 11th, 2020, at 7:30pm ET.
The games will be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra.
The Stanley Cup Finals will be held at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
All four conference semifinals will be in Anaheim.
The Los Angeles Kings will face each other in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Los Angeles Blues will face Los Angeles in the Central Division Semifinal, and both the Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils will face Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference Semi-Final and Final.
If an expansion team is added to the league, it will be eligible to compete in the 2018 Stanley Cup Final.
The 2017 Stanley Cup Championship was held at Honda Center.
The 2016 Stanley Cup Champion, the Detroit Red Wings, will be competing in the 2017 Stanley Bowl.
The New York Islanders will be hosting the 2016 Stanley Trophy Final.
If a team is awarded a first- or second-round bye in the Stanley Tournament, it is eligible to host the 2018 NHL All-Star Game.
If two teams from different conferences meet in the opening round of a conference finals series, both teams will advance in the series.
If one team from two conferences advances in the playoffs, they will face in the third round of that series.
If teams from two different conferences face in a conference semifinals, they