Matt Vensel: What might the NHL playoffs look like if play resumes?

  • A cleaning person works in the pro shop selling merchandise for both the Boston Celtics and the Bruins at TD Garden in Boston, Saturday, March, 14, 2020. The NBA and the NHL, along with most major sports and sporting events in the United States have suspended play due to concern about the new coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

PITTSBURGH — We are going to attempt to talk about hockey today, with a disclaimer that there are more important things to worry about in our world than whether or not Gary Bettman hands somebody the Stanley Cup this spring or summer.