Yes, it's hard to decide whether it would be more pleasurable if the Leafs had a 0-78 record at that time or, alternatively, if they were more like .500 and we eliminated them from playoff contention that night, while simultaneously clinching first place in the Central for ourselves.
not hard at all imo - nothing will top a one game letdown like last year's game 7 collapse so I'd much prefer seeing the Leafs endure a long season of mediocrity without any hope in sight
7 Saturday home games...... 5 of them are afternoon games. F&^*^&G BRUTAL!!!
Originally Posted by Repoman
Yeah I hate hate hate the Saturday afternoon games. Unfortunately this will never change. It's all for TV. I guess maybe once the new Canadian contract is bid on there could be a change but I doubt it.
Originally Posted by Grind
you should of seen that coming. You can thank CBC for that
Just like Soble posted, there are 8 Saturday home games and 15 in total. The CBC has 11 Sat. games and TSN Jets has the 4 other games. There will be 5 HNIC tripleheaders, 4 of them have the Jets in the early afternoon. It is terrible that so many are in the afternoon with three more when the Jets are on the road. I can understand the Hockey Day game, but the rest should be later.
We play the Eastern Conference more than we play the Central Division. We play Chicago only 4 times, which is just once more than we played Eastern Conference non-divisional rivals like Toronto or Pittsburgh under the old set-up. It is a new system but the thing we're going to be struck by is less that Nashville is the new Tampa Bay -- a team from a distant city that keeps showing up at our arena every two weeks -- and more that we're getting a much bigger and more even exposure to teams from all the divisions (except our own). Divisions now have much greater say on making the playoffs, but are less significant in determining who's going to be in town next week.
Nashville is still in the Central Time Zone... and it's really not that far away from St. Louis.
Yeah I doubt even bother considering making the trip done there now. I might consider taking the Thursday/Friiday off and drive down there Thursday afternoon still but I really don't think I'll bother considering Sunday day game.