If the 2019-20 NHL season does resume after the current hiatus amid the coronavirus pandemic, the league's biggest stars don't want to go back to regular-season games.
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby said he wouldn't mind if the league just returned with the playoffs, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. Washington Capitals wing Alex Ovechkin agrees with his rival, per Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press.
"For us, it's better if playoffs starts right now," Ovechkin said. "We don't want to play extra games."
"I'd rather start the playoffs right away," he added, per Johnston. "Sorry guys."
Both the Penguins and the Capitals would make the playoffs based on the current standings.