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03-07-2013, 06:28 PM
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Damnit.. Gonna have to remember new crap now.

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03-07-2013, 06:36 PM
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Meh.. i don't think so. it's been pretty tame.. even in the playoffs. at least for my liking.
So the Canucks headhunting Clifford and taking him out of the Playoffs was tame? That didn't sit well with me at all.

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03-07-2013, 06:40 PM
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I love how a few Panther fans are starting to complain about a brutal travel schedule. Try playing in the west.

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I love how a few Panther fans are starting to complain about a brutal travel schedule. Try playing in the west.
They actually have a complaint. Just so they could keep those Atlantic teams together. That is the only part that is truly dumb in this. The 14-16 split isn't great but it does make sense from a time zone standpoint. But flying teams over others just so those teams can keep their precious compact conference doesn't.

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The midwest division is crap right now. The Blackhawks and maybe St. Louis should have a free ride. It will make some of the other crappy teams look better.

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03-07-2013, 06:44 PM
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I love how a few Panther fans are starting to complain about a brutal travel schedule. Try playing in the west.
Oh my god, we have to FLY to some games. FLY!

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03-07-2013, 06:45 PM
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The Hawks and Blues will never miss the Playoffs again.

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03-07-2013, 06:46 PM
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So wait, the West now gets 8 playoff slots split between 14 teams instead of 15? I don't mind, but it seems easily avoidable.

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So the Canucks headhunting Clifford and taking him out of the Playoffs was tame? That didn't sit well with me at all.
No, that was just stupid. Far from a "rivalry".

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03-07-2013, 06:52 PM
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No, that was just stupid. Far from a "rivalry".
I was arguing that it wasn't "tame".

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03-07-2013, 06:59 PM
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So we have a 30 team league and the NHL decides to split the two conferences 14/16.....

Sounds par for the course.
Whether or not they did it for this reason I don't now, but I like it from the standpoint of it theoretically making it harder for teams in the East to make the playoffs (more teams to beat out), which kind of offsets the MUCH easier travel they have.

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03-07-2013, 07:03 PM
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I'm fine with everything except for the wildcard games. This isn't baseball.

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03-07-2013, 07:06 PM
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I'm fine with everything except for the wildcard games. This isn't baseball.
There are no wildcard games. They are calling the final two spots wildcards because they can be from either division. It is the 2 teams with the best record of those left that get those seeds.

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03-07-2013, 07:18 PM
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Whether or not they did it for this reason I don't now, but I like it from the standpoint of it theoretically making it harder for teams in the East to make the playoffs (more teams to beat out), which kind of offsets the MUCH easier travel they have.
You know what, I hadn't considered that before. If the reason that they split things up 16/14 (more difficult for easier travel) is to try and balance things out then I agree, at least its something. Great point.

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You know what, I hadn't considered that before. If the reason that they split things up 16/14 (more difficult for easier travel) is to try and balance things out then I agree, at least its something. Great point.
Didn't Jim Fox, or was it Daryl Evans, on TV the other night mention it this way ? balanced for travel and eventually with expansion we'd have 32 teams so 16/16 somewhere down the line. Made sense when he talked about it.

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03-07-2013, 07:57 PM
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Chicago has it so easy with these changes. Now if Quebec gets a team, they may have to move a team back to the Central (which I'm hoping would be Detroit). I'm used to seeing the Wings being rivals against the Blues and Hawks.

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03-07-2013, 07:59 PM
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Didn't Jim Fox, or was it Daryl Evans, on TV the other night mention it this way ? balanced for travel and eventually with expansion we'd have 32 teams so 16/16 somewhere down the line. Made sense when he talked about it.
Could be, I am on the road and watch via the intrawebs so depending on who's tv guys I get I turn the volume down and watch the game as it was meant to be seen, in perfect silence....

Aka, I probably just missed it. As for expansion I would love to see that happen but I can't see it from where we are today. We have Pho still potentially moving as well as a couple of other teams who could be moving down the road.

I would love to see Seattle and or Portland get an NHL team as well as the Nordique being allowed to come out of exile.

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03-07-2013, 08:04 PM
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Oh my god, we have to FLY to some games. FLY!
Are we sure that's safe??????????!!!?!?????

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It's hard to divide 30 teams in 4 divisions of equal size.

I propose 10 divisions. Each team would have extra games against the two teams in its division and the six teams in the divisions immediately above and below it:

VAN/CAL/EDM Vancouver Will Win The Presidents' Trophy Every Year Division
LAK/ANA/SJS Pacific Division
PHX/COL/DAL Roanoke Division
STL/CHI/MIN Flyover Division
DET/CLB/NSH Teams Detroit Didn't Know it Had a Rivalry With Division
CAR/TBL/FLA Southleast Division
PIT/PHI/WAS Pond Hockey Division
NYI/NYR/NJD Metropolis Division
BOS/MTL/WIN Drama Division
TML/OTT/BUF All Maple Leaf Fan Division

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No, that was just stupid. Far from a "rivalry".
Whatever. It's a rivalry in my house. Actually they're the team I despise the most.

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03-07-2013, 08:09 PM
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The one good thing this gets rid of is the team that wins the ********* division and getting home ice despite having less points than the 6 seed they're facing. Looking at you, South East.

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03-07-2013, 08:23 PM
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It's hard to divide 30 teams in 4 divisions of equal size.

I propose 10 divisions. Each team would have extra games against the two teams in its division and the six teams in the divisions immediately above and below it:

VAN/CAL/EDM Vancouver Will Win The Presidents' Trophy Every Year Division
LAK/ANA/SJS Pacific Division
PHX/COL/DAL Roanoke Division
STL/CHI/MIN Flyover Division
DET/CLB/NSH Teams Detroit Didn't Know it Had a Rivalry With Division
CAR/TBL/FLA Southleast Division
PIT/PHI/WAS Pond Hockey Division
NYI/NYR/NJD Metropolis Division
BOS/MTL/WIN Drama Division
TML/OTT/BUF All Maple Leaf Fan Division
Should be the California or Golden State Division

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03-07-2013, 08:29 PM
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I'm just happy Detroit is in the east. The less I have to see of their fans, the better.

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This looks like more travel.

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I'm just happy Detroit is in the east. The less I have to see of their fans, the better.
Bernie Nicholls feels the same way.

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