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REAVES EXPECTS PLAYOFF GAMES WILL BE "ABSOLUTE WARS"

The NHL is planning on having their playoffs later this summer, with no fans in attendance. This has led to questions from many. Will the players be able to play with intensity? Will the Stanley Cup winner have an asterisk? Is it worth returning at all?

Count Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves as one who believes the players will have no problem getting up for games, despite having no crowds.

“You’re sitting at home for four months, training, trying to stay ready for this,” Reaves said, according to Jesse Granger from The Athletic. “Do you want to waste that four months for three games or five games? No. You’re going to battle your ass off.”

“There’s no time to act like this is an exhibition or tuneup, because it’s not,” Reaves added. “I expect the very first game, very first puck drop, to be a playoff atmosphere, because you only get one shot. I expect it to be absolute wars out there.”

This will be music to hockey fans' ears. Hearing that these players are not planning on just coasting around will make the games much more exciting for everyone to watch. Reaves and his Golden Knights teammates will compete in a round-robin tournament to decide the top four Western Conference seeds, along with the St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, and the Colorado Avalanche.



As far as the playoffs starting, the NHL has stated they hope to begin July 30, although that isn’t set in stone. Training camps, however, are set to begin July 10.


COLTON PANKIW
JUNE 24, 2020  (17H36)
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