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05-31-2013, 07:26 PM
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Hollywood3
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Yes - Dave Adolph hinted to that in an interview at the end of the tournament. That each pool would advance two teams to the Semi-finals. This also resulted in the tournament starting earlier (Tuesday), the logic being most teams miss the week anyways.

I also think the CIS is trying to avoid the chance of that crazy shoot-out tie breaker and 'you lose, but still advance' or 'you win, but someone else advances'.

Upside for host - you could possible get 4 games
Downside for host - you don't advance at all and you have higher expenses
I have always preferred the option of an 8-team knockout tournament, just like the other sports have. Much more TV-friendly and no chance of a zany tie-breaker.

Keep in mind that when all 3 teams go 1-1, the current zany tie-breaker decided which one team advanced. In future, the zany tie-breaker would decide which two teams advance. Hence the addition of a semi-final round does not address the potential for a zany tie-breaker.

One thing not brought up yet is the potential for multi-platform broadcasts on SportsNet, i.e. on-line viewing and radio.

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