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BruinsDude 01-08-2013 04:06 PM

Schedule Breakdown (not the actual Schedule)
 
Per Bob Mckenzie TSN. Each team will play
4 games vs. 2 Divisional opponents
5 games vs. 2 Divisional opponents
3 games vs 10 Conference Rivals

This is awesome

It should be this for the Bruins
Bruins Canadiens
Bruins Sabres
5 X's

Bruins Leafs
Bruins Ottawa
4 X's

Then 3 against
Rangers
Caps
Devils
Lightning
Hurricanes
Panthers
Jets
Flyers
Penguins
Islanders

:handclap::handclap::handclap:

smithformeragent 01-08-2013 04:21 PM

sort of a clumsy schedule if you ask me. What if the Bruins have to play twice AT Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and NYR and twice HOME against NYR and New Jersey? I guess the only way to have true balance would have been a 44 game schedule, but still.

SerenityRick 01-08-2013 04:44 PM

the other 5 gamer other than Montreal will probably be Toronto and not the Sabres. If the NHL scheduler is looking for storylines and bringing in more revenue, an extra game with Seguin and Hamilton versus Kessel fits that bill rather nicely

ranold26 01-08-2013 04:52 PM

Not a fan of an unbalance home/away and divisional opponent schedule.

MarshmontMcSlewfoot 01-08-2013 04:52 PM

What about the schedule that is in place? Those 16 games looked good to me just add on another 8 half during the current schedule and half after it in April.

doc5hole 01-08-2013 04:53 PM

In 1995, the EC had 14 teams (two 7-team divisions) and the WC had 12 (two 6-team divisions) ... 26 teams.
So EC teams played their 6 divisional opponents 4 each.
They played 3 of the other division's teams 4 each and the other 4 teams 3 times each (so 2 of those would be 2 home and 1 away and the other two 1 home and 2 away).

With 30 teams (6 5-team divisions) in the league now, the variables for a 48-game slate have to be in-division in order to achieve similar balance in the schedule.

Morris Wanchuk 01-08-2013 04:59 PM

Horrible, terrible, etc.

So we could possibly have 2 home games vs the Habs and 2 vs the Panthers, Hurricanes, etc.. JOY :rant::rant::rant:

Should be a 44 game season.. 6 vs the division.. 2 vs the conference.

Gee Wally 01-08-2013 05:04 PM

Let me get this straight. We all were pissing and moaning for 5 months because we had no hockey.

Now hockey is finally back and we are all pissing and moaning about about the freakin schedule?

Really?

doc5hole 01-08-2013 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Morris Wanchuk (Post 57304735)
Horrible, terrible, etc.

So we could possibly have 2 home games vs the Habs and 2 vs the Panthers, Hurricanes, etc.. JOY :rant::rant::rant:

Should be a 44 game season.. 6 vs the division.. 2 vs the conference.

I thought about that one. The NHL already rotates a division you play more than another in the west, and in '95 had 4 opponents x 3 and 3 opponents x 4. So they can just as easily have the Bruins play one of the other two EC divisions more than the other.

I assume the reason for the conference-only but almost-balanced schedule in '95 (and apparently this time) is based on the odds that an imbalanced schedule in a shortened season increases the probability of a wrong team or two making the playoffs. All you need is a very strong division for that to happen in a short run.

ranold26 01-08-2013 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gee Wally (Post 57304987)
Let me get this straight. We all were pissing and moaning for 5 months because we had no hockey.

Now hockey is finally back and we are all pissing and moaning about about the freakin schedule?

Really?

Not really pissing and moaning, but rather such schedules leave room for ambiguity and strength of scheduled opponents etc.
You can bet some clubs will be pissing and moaning.

bruinsfan46 01-08-2013 05:13 PM

People would rather see less games than an unbalanced schedule? For real? Seems fine to me.

doc5hole 01-08-2013 05:16 PM

There shouldn't be any teams Pg&Mg over a balanced sked.

An imbalanced sked heightens the probability of a team that should be in the playoffs missing it because they had to play their own division so much.

Shorter the season, the more balance is necessary. Significant results have to factor against all the competition of the same playoff pool.

SerenityRick 01-08-2013 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Morris Wanchuk (Post 57304735)
Horrible, terrible, etc.

So we could possibly have 2 home games vs the Habs and 2 vs the Panthers, Hurricanes, etc.. JOY :rant::rant::rant:

Should be a 44 game season.. 6 vs the division.. 2 vs the conference.

meh. personally I prefer more games than a perfectly balanced home/away schedule

Morris Wanchuk 01-08-2013 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bruinsfan46 (Post 57305469)
People would rather see less games than an unbalanced schedule? For real? Seems fine to me.

Seems Mickey mouse.

Everyone in the division should play the same balanced schedule, at least against themselves.

Morris Wanchuk 01-08-2013 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SerenityRick (Post 57305659)
meh. personally I prefer more games than a perfectly balanced home/away schedule

I would much rather not have to see Florida or the other garbage in the SE division the same amount as Montreal.

Guess those will be sold.

BruinsDude 01-08-2013 05:33 PM

I am just excited for Hockey
Go Bzzzzzzzz!

Ladyfan 01-08-2013 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gee Wally (Post 57304987)
Let me get this straight. We all were pissing and moaning for 5 months because we had no hockey.

Now hockey is finally back and we are all pissing and moaning about about the freakin schedule?
Really?

Not unexpected :laugh:

I am pleased hockey is back.

DROP THE PUCK !!!

KnightofBoston 01-08-2013 05:39 PM

I'm with Morris on this one but what can ya do

Let's goooo boys!

SerenityRick 01-08-2013 05:39 PM

since it's impossible for all 30 teams to play on Jan 19th... I just know that the Bruins will probably be one of the teams that have to play on the 20th and having to wait one extra day is going to sting my soul.

Ladyfan 01-08-2013 05:44 PM

When will the schedule be released ??

VanIsle 01-08-2013 05:45 PM

Cry cry cry, play as many games as possible so I can watch and be happy, I don't care who they play as long as it is on TV.

SerenityRick 01-08-2013 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ladyfan (Post 57306799)
When will the schedule be released ??

Bill Daly said that probably not until the CBA is ratified on Saturday. So either Saturday night or Sunday

bruinsfan46 01-08-2013 06:02 PM

Am I crazy for taking one more game against Pittsburgh instead of six against the Leafs? We really need the Habs SIX times out of 40 something games that bad? Wish we got the two more games to play the whole division five times but I'll take 5-4-3 over 6-2.

WBC8 01-08-2013 06:08 PM

I wonder what else the Nhl can **** up this year? You have to make it even and balanced.

WBC8 01-08-2013 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bruinsfan46 (Post 57307553)
Am I crazy for taking one more game against Pittsburgh instead of six against the Leafs? We really need the Habs SIX times out of 40 something games that bad? Wish we got the two more games to play the whole division five times but I'll take 5-4-3 over 6-2.

Nhl should have had 7 vs div and 2 out of division. Play those extra games on neutral ice like Quebec or something.


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