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12-05-2011, 09:24 PM
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I actually don't like that. I thought everyone would be reseeded after the 1st round. After the 2nd year, seeing the same matchups will get old IMO.
I respect your opinion, but I'm at the complete opposite end in my opinion.

You see, I think the NHL is lacking some of the rivalries that they used to, like the Sens and Leafs as a prime example.

Look at it on a business standpoint as well, guarantee the NHL makes a lot more money from a Sens vs Leafs and NY Rags and NY Isles then Sens vs Rags and Leafs vs Isles. Pretty much, it increases the chances of rivalry teams seeing each other.

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12-05-2011, 09:24 PM
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No more Pitts in the playoffs? Awesome.

It will be a very hard division though. Boston is awesome, Florida is awesome so far, Toronto is on the rise, Montreal and Buffalo are both solid and Tampa will have an awesome team for the next 5 years minimum, even if they aren't showing it this year.

We will have to really step it up the next few years.

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12-05-2011, 09:26 PM
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The only negative that I see happening is an MLB like situation where one division makes it REALLY tough to make the playoffs.

While there is a salary cap in the NHL, next year would be a pain because of how good each time in our division is becoming...
We will be better next year, and right now we are tied for 4th

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12-05-2011, 09:26 PM
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From a Sens perspective I like it.

Being in a 7-team conference = easier to make the playoffs.
keep in mind that all roads in the desert lead to Quebec City right now.

I'm ok with 8 teams, as well as the Florida teams(could make for a fun trip down there in a few years to catch a Sens game)

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12-05-2011, 09:28 PM
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You know who I could see being at the bottom of the division next year?

Le bleu, blanc, et rouge (sp???).

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12-05-2011, 09:30 PM
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I love it, can't wait for this for next season. Any word on if the schedules will be every team plays eachother at least home/home for the year?
Read the tsn link in the OP. Lots of info in there.

Teams will play every team out of their conference one home and one away. Teams in the east conferences will play each other 3 and 3...in the west, they'll play around with it to equal 82.

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We will be better next year, and right now we are tied for 4th
And?

The other teams are getting better too, with exception to perhaps Montreal.

Florida- On the rise
Buffalo- Manked's Stanley Cup Prediction
Boston- Manked's Other Stanley Cup Prediction
Toronto- On the rise, looking good
Tampa Bay- Up and Down, but will be going up if they get a goalie
Montreal- Mehhh
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Thinking about it, it also makes regular season games against your conference rivals a lot more important. That should be an added bonus too.
Yup it most certainly does, I think its going to be even more intense, Im actually ecstatic about this news right now.

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12-05-2011, 09:31 PM
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You know who I could see being at the bottom of the division next year?

Le bleu, blanc, et rouge (sp???).
I wouldn't be all that surprised if Cammy or Plekanec were traded for a premium at the deadline.

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12-05-2011, 09:33 PM
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I wonder if they will think about bringing in 2 more teams to even everything out in all conferences.

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I wonder if they will think about bringing in 2 more teams to even everything out in all conferences.
Expansion is still miles away.

The economy needs to recover, and the struggling franchises will be moved before we see more expansion.

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I wonder if they will think about bringing in 2 more teams to even everything out in all conferences.
within the next 5-10 years I'd imagine, Seattle would definately be at the top of the list of potential markets if they can get a new arena.

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And?

The other teams are getting better too, with exception to perhaps Montreal.

Florida- On the rise
Buffalo- Manked's Stanley Cup Prediction
Boston- Manked's Other Stanley Cup Prediction
Toronto- On the rise, looking good
Tampa Bay- Up and Down, but will be going up if they get a goalie
Montreal- Mehhh
Ottawa- On the rise, looking good
Just like my post, only this one is clearer. I think our division will be one of the toughest in the league in a few years. I'm excited.

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Expansion is still miles away.

The economy needs to recover, and the struggling franchises will be moved before we see more expansion.
Amen.

Discussing relocation when over a third of the teams struggle to put fans in the seat just doesn't seem like a very good idea.

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I wonder if they will think about bringing in 2 more teams to even everything out in all conferences.
I'm sure that`s what they have in mind. And this change will only accelerate things

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lol another problem (mild one) is that Winnipeg doesn't get the Canadian Love.

Basically you have:

Sens,Leafs,Habs in one conference

Flames, Canucks, Oilers in another conference...

And winnipeg is all alone

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12-05-2011, 09:43 PM
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lol another problem (mild one) is that Winnipeg doesn't get the Canadian Love.

Basically you have:

Sens,Leafs,Habs in one conference

Flames, Canucks, Oilers in another conference...

And winnipeg is all alone
shouldn't be a problem, their sold out for the next decade anyways. Besides, that division has Chicago and Detroit as the big draws...not too mention Minnesota, St. Louis, and Nashville all have very strong attendance(regular sell outs).

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lol another problem (mild one) is that Winnipeg doesn't get the Canadian Love.

Basically you have:

Sens,Leafs,Habs in one conference

Flames, Canucks, Oilers in another conference...

And winnipeg is all alone
If Florida and Tampa can be in our conference, why can't Winnipeg be in the other Canadian teams conference?


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lol another problem (mild one) is that Winnipeg doesn't get the Canadian Love.

Basically you have:

Sens,Leafs,Habs in one conference

Flames, Canucks, Oilers in another conference...

And winnipeg is all alone
That's what Mosquito-land gets for being in the middle of nowhere.

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If we meet Mtl or Toronto in the playoffs it will be like 7 home games for them considering how many of their fans are at SBP when they visit.

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If we meet Mtl or Toronto in the playoffs it will be like 7 home games for them considering how many of their fans are at SBP when they visit.
The last change and faceoff rules are a much bigger advantage for the home team than any type of fan support.

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If we meet Mtl or Toronto in the playoffs it will be like 7 home games for them considering how many of their fans are at SBP when they visit.
tell em to bring it,

It'll be that much sweeter when we beat them.

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O man if we played montreal in the playoffs there is seriously going to be some fights after the games.

leaf fans can be obnoxious but montreal fans seem 10000000X worst to me for some reason.
That's because they are. I can deal with Leafs fans, but I find Habs fans insufferable.

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If we meet Mtl or Toronto in the playoffs it will be like 7 home games for them considering how many of their fans are at SBP when they visit.
We'll get a lot more fan support in play offs then we do in the regular season.

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