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01-06-2013, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by vancityluongo View Post
That's what I'm excited for. If the team can play the way they usually do in December/January in April/May, then woo. But if they play October hockey for a bit longer than usual, they could also be out of the playoff picture...
If as suggested, the 50 game schedule is 100% in-conference play, that also means no long eastern road trips (although it benefits the NE and ATL divisions more).

The last time there was a shortened season, the NJ Devils won the cup. They benefited from low travel and a defensive system that didn't rely on speed, precision or flow. Hopefully we don't see this again.

One thing is certain - we can't have a slow start or a losing streak at any point in the season. It's also important not to give up the loser point (OTL) within the division.

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