NHL GM's and owners have been jumping on conference calls the last couple of days trying to come up with a blueprint for the 2019-20 season. 

While the season remains in limbo, it seems all but guaranteed that the league will find a way to award a Stanley Cup winner. 

There's plenty of other questions including the NHL free agency, the NHL Draft and Draft Lottery. 

According to the Athletic, one NHL team has proposed a tournament featuring non-playoff teams to land the first pick. 

The reason why some would believe this would work:

- Bottom teams like Ottawa and Detroit would have home ice advantage. 

- This would get all players back playing, not just playoff teams.

- This would create another source of revenue during a possibly lost NHL season.

“Radical times call for radical measures,” said one NHL source.

Source: The Athletic