Don't have to like 2-3 format but understand the need for it.
Does the team that won home ice keep last change for game five even though it is played in the other teams barn?
Interesting question, but my suspicion is that no, the home team will get the last change. I don't have proof or a link, but that would be hard to manage throughout the series if they tried to change it.
The Chicago Wolves = 2008 Calder Cup Champions!
Thanks GMR. I hate to see a team play the whole season to get home ice advantage and then give it away because Disney on Ice or the Circus is booked.
That would have happened to the UWM basketball team this year if they got home court for the Horizon League Tournament. Disney on Ice was booked for I think four or five days at US Cellular Arena. I would have been pissed if I was a player or coach and couldn't get the home crowd advantage because of some stupid event like that.
Don't most teams draw crap in the playoffs anyway though? Especially the first round? The playoffs aren't a money maker. In the E this is the case because of a quick turnaround and comp tickets really don't exist. I've heard some cases though of season ticket holders getting first round tickets with their season seats.