CBA negotiations continue, playoffs to expand, draft lottery…

Via: SabresFans.com

'Some more news to come out of last week's GM meetings may be of more interest to fans. The NHL playoffs are rumored to be expanded from 16 teams to 20 teams, good news for teams like the Sabres that have barely missed the playoffs for years on end. This "play into" the playoffs concept would pit the 7-10 seeds in each conference in a 3 game mini-playoffs, the two winners of each series become the 7th and 8th seeds in the playoffs which would remain unchanged.'