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02-06-2013, 09:46 AM
Purple hippo
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Originally Posted by cska78 View Post
this tournament is so boring now, they do need to restructure it somehow.
There was report a few weeks ago that they want to change the format of the tournament for next season on. There was limited information but it seems 8 countries split into two Groups, you play double match with same opponent during each break, the last break is for Championship and I assume 3rd and 5th place matches.

So example....

Group A
Russia, Finland, Germany, Latvia

Group B
Czech Rep, Sweden, Switzerland, Belarus

First Break: Russia-Finland, Germany-Latvia....Czech Rep-Sweden, Swiss-Belarus
Second Break: Russia-Latvia, Germany-Finland...Czech Rep.-Belarus, Swiss-Sweden

This way, you shorten the International breaks for the participating countries, those who take part in EIHC or other random tournaments can still have week long break if they so wish. You could interchange the bottom 4 if you so wished. They are suppose to discuss this change sometime this weekend.

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