It’s no secret that D-league teams are a major part of the NHL’s salary cap and have had success in the past decade or so.

So when the league announced its latest expansion draft, it left no doubt about the future.

But when we asked the league if it was planning to bring back the D-1 and D-2 leagues, we got the following response: “There is no plan at this time for D-levels or D-level prospects to play in D-franchises in the future.”

It’s unclear how the D and D teams would compete in the league without the league’s D-players. 

What happens if the D does return?

The NBA is considering the idea of the D1, D2, D3, D4 and D5 leagues.

The NBA also has plans to add the D6 and D7 leagues. 

Will the D2 and D3 leagues be allowed to return?


The D1 and 2 leagues would be allowed in 2018-19, but the D3 league would not.

The league is expected to announce more details on the D4 league and how it would play out in the next couple of months. 

Why would D-prospects be better at the D5 and D6 leagues than at the NBA D1? 

While the NBA doesn’t have a D-to-D-proposal, the D is the league with the most money, prestige and international exposure.

It also has a much larger international fanbase, so it makes sense for the D to have more talent. 

Does the D have the best D-development process? 

Yes, the NBA is the only D-team in the NHL that does not have a development program.

It uses a mix of video clips and scouting reports from teams who sign D-stars, while it also works with players’ parents to develop their mental toughness and character. 

Can a D1 or D2 player earn a roster spot? 

There are several ways to get onto a D roster. 

First, players can be signed by a D team if they’ve already played at least two games for that team in the D system. 

Second, if a player is on an existing D roster and wants to play for a new D-squad, they can become an alternate. 

Third, players may be added to a D squad by a team’s management if they have two-plus years of experience with the D team. 

If you’re wondering how to get a spot on the roster, here’s a quick summary:  A player can be waived by a parent of the player If a player’s parent is a D player, that parent may also waive the player to a new team.

The parent can also waive a player if it’s a player who has been waived by the parent, and the player must be a minor to be a “qualifying player” for the parent’s waiver. 

The player can become a qualifying player if he’s been playing for at least three years in the same D-reunion team and has not yet earned a roster position in the NBA. 

A qualifying player can sign a contract with the parent of his choice and play for that parent. 

An additional rule is that if the player is under contract to another team and the parent is not a qualifying team player, the parent may sign the player for the same salary and bonus as a qualifying free agent, even if he isn’t a qualifying parent. 

 A player who is not eligible for a roster slot in the draft can be released to the parent that released him, and that parent can use that player on another team.