Thread: Great Britain: EIHL discussion thread
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03-25-2013, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Imaginary Threats View Post
Because the playoffs are just a home and home, 1 semi final game and 1 final game, so they aren't very meaningful. The teams can't get/cant afford the ice time to have longer playoffs without having a much shorter regular season, and anyway they would run through the World Championships.

Plus it's just British sporting culture, there are no playoffs in EPL football. But EIHL has to have some form of playoffs, because that is hockey culture.

The challenge cup is again another British sports culture thing, because we have the FA and League cup in football, LV = cup in rugby union, challenge cup in rugby league.
So why isn't there a Coupe de France thing that is open to all 4 Divisions and has a final drawing of 13,000 plus. Wouldn't it work for EIHL, EPIHL, NIHL. SNL?
But I do understand Final 4 weekend as a celebration of the season,

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