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01-22-2007, 09:50 PM
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NHL Schedule To Revert Back To Old Format!:) (They won't)

Chances are things will go back to the format used pre-lockout, where each teams plays its divisional opponents six times instead of eight, then plays four games against each of the teams in the other divisions in their conference. That would leave 18 games against teams in the other conference. Teams would play against each team in the other conference once, leaving three games for home-and-home series against traditional rivals.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=193261&hubname=

Please! Please! Please!

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Chances are things will go back to the format used pre-lockout, where each teams plays its divisional opponents six times instead of eight, then plays four games against each of the teams in the other divisions in their conference. That would leave 18 games against teams in the other conference. Teams would play against each team in the other conference once, leaving three games for home-and-home series against traditional rivals.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=193261&hubname=

Please! Please! Please!

I think the fans want 2 games against each team in the other conference so a player would be in every arena

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I hope they go back to the old schedule.

The current one makes you play the same teams too much. Sometimes it feels like it is only an 8 team league the Oilers play in.

It will also even things out a tiny bit more for teams in tough divisions

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01-22-2007, 09:59 PM
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lets see

82 games a year
15 teams in other conference 30 games 2 games vs each
82-30 equals 52

4 teams in their division
10 team in their conference but not in their division

3 times 10 is 30
82-(30+30)= 22
22/4 is not an equeal number
22/4 is 5 with two games remainder

how about this

Oilers wouild play the other conference 2 times each 1 home and 1 road game
oilers would play the rest of the team not in their division 3 times
oilers would then play the teams in their own division 5 times with each year two extra games played against teams--IE--first year extra game against calgary and Vancouver and then Col and Minny the next

just an idea


I hate math

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Chances are things will go back to the format used pre-lockout, where each teams plays its divisional opponents six times instead of eight, then plays four games against each of the teams in the other divisions in their conference. That would leave 18 games against teams in the other conference. Teams would play against each team in the other conference once, leaving three games for home-and-home series against traditional rivals.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=193261&hubname=

Please! Please! Please!
big improvement over the current schedule. I hope it comes to pass that we revert to the old schedule, at least to help move us towards, perhaps, a 4-super-division setup.

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so this is not happening pretty stupid move by the NHL i think.... why they dont just give the fans what they all want is beyond me, maybe thats just too simple for them?

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01-23-2007, 12:27 PM
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I knew it sounded too good to be true. This division is brutal.

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so this is not happening pretty stupid move by the NHL i think.... why they dont just give the fans what they all want is beyond me, maybe thats just too simple for them?

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Loses out my one vote too.

Maybe it's because I'm stuck watching the SE division 99% of the time, but this new schedule has left me bored and watching less.

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Playing the same teams all the time is not as bad in the CFL where you only play 18 games a year.

When you expand the schedule to 82 games I get annoyed when I see that it is always the same teams that the Oilers are playing

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What a disappointment.

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What a disappointment.
But are you surprised?

It's "the same old, same old" where Bettman gives us teams out west the big "F U".

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i think we could all blame Lou for this. Damn Devils

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the western teams aren't likely to get what they want as long as it's a consensus model. This really sucks, because, I love hockey, but the current schedule is as brutal as it is boring.

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This BLOWS. I'm so sick of NW teams I could puke. And the Oilers will always have a lame travel schedule, but at least it used to be a little more evenly spread. Now we get to the Stanley Cup final and play a team that hasn't left the Eastern timezone since December, nice.

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But are you surprised?

It's "the same old, same old" where Bettman gives us teams out west the big "F U".
You do realize that the term board of governors doesn't mean Gary Bettman right?

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Major major mistake! They verified how selfish the Eastern owners are at the expense of all fans of the league.

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i think we could all blame Lou for this. Damn Devils
You could also blame Ottawa and Montreal, since they voted to maintain the status quo as well.

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Major major mistake! They verified how selfish the Eastern owners are at the expense of all fans of the league.
And are you sure that it's just the Eastern owners?

I'm pretty sure teams like San Jose, Anaheim and LA enjoy playing nearly 50 games within 100 miles of their home rink.

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Interesting...according to Mark Spector, Ottawa had originally voted for change, but later flip flopped.

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Ottawa originally voted to vote for change...yeah.

Am I the only guy who found Ovechkin extremely underwhelming when he came to town? That was one dull game.

And from a selfish point of view, Crosby and Malkin come here next season. Why not let the 3 year cycle go through and then revisit the issue next season.

What they do need to do next season is improve the distribution of divisional games. Calgary has a triple header with the Avs later in the year, much like the Oilers and Vancouver had last year. That should change. I think there should be more divisional games later in the year and that they should be home and home (or back to back in the same city) at the most...no three in a row against the same club.

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Am I the only guy who found Ovechkin extremely underwhelming when he came to town? That was one dull game.
I think you are the only one

He was by far the most dangerous player on the ice, and Roli made about 3 very good saves on him.

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What they do need to do next season is improve the distribution of divisional games. Calgary has a triple header with the Avs later in the year, much like the Oilers and Vancouver had last year. That should change. I think there should be more divisional games later in the year and that they should be home and home (or back to back in the same city) at the most...no three in a row against the same club.
See... I actually like the late season triple headers... it's seeing the same team 4 times in the first month of the season that is annoying.

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So what happens if the Pens move to KC (I know, probably won't happen). They would likely fit better in the Western Conference then. Would the vote be different with Sid the Kid in the West? Just a thought? Maybe that'll be what gets this changed next year.

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So what happens if the Pens move to KC (I know, probably won't happen). They would likely fit better in the Western Conference then. Would the vote be different with Sid the Kid in the West? Just a thought? Maybe that'll be what gets this changed next year.
If the Pens move to KC, another team will likely move east (Detroit is rumoured to have dibs on that). And I do think if Crosby was in the West, the stance of the other GM's in regards to the schedule would change.

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Bad decision by the Governors. To me this schedule, as is, is incredibly boring. I can only handle so much divisional play - and only seeing 1 division from the EAST in Edmonton as a season ticket holder is really not that entertaining. Unfortunately, teams like NYR, NYI, NJD, and all the other teams within a half-hour flight of each other love the new schedule. They almost never have to sleep in hotels and do not even have to leave the eastern time zone. To me the governors are being narrow minded and selfish in this decision.

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Bad decision by the Governors. To me this schedule, as is, is incredibly boring. I can only handle so much divisional play - and only seeing 1 division from the EAST in Edmonton as a season ticket holder is really not that entertaining. Unfortunately, teams like NYR, NYI, NJD, and all the other teams within a half-hour flight of each other love the new schedule. They almost never have to sleep in hotels and do not even have to leave the eastern time zone. To me the governors are being narrow minded and selfish in this decision.
That's pretty much it right there. They are doing what's best for their teams, not the league. It's cheaper and more convenient for the Eastern teams.

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