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Old 03-17-2019, 07:23 PM   #21
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I like the way it is but wouldn’t mind 1-4 in the division plus two wild cards and the 4th team plays the WC team in a single game elimination for the playoffs.
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:32 PM   #22
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Thanks for starting a cool thread.

Short answer is it will not happen. Too many people are already complaining about the injustice for teams currently in strong divisions. Adding more games within the division will only serve to anger them more.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:39 PM   #23
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Not sure it's a path that either side would really want to go down (players would have to agree to the reduction of HRR), but the 82 game season length is an arbitrary number and too long IMO.

The math just works really well for 76. Each team can have an extra 'bye-week', you cut out a few Monday and Tuesday night games, and maybe even award the Stanley Cup before June 1. We might not see as many players reach 100 pts in a season, but most of us are smart enough to compute PPG anyways.

My other crazy idea is a pre-season replacement for the World Cup (every 4 years counter Olympics)...a 3 on 3 Canada Cup - Canada could field three teams (West, Ontario, East), each with their own group. Very low injury risk - for good players, the first few days of training camp are mostly about cardio, which would be achieved just as well playing 3v3.

With shorter games (20, 24, or 30 mins), the whole tourney could take as little as 4 days. You might even maximize value by holding round robin on the first weekend of training camp, and then the playoff rounds a couple weekends later.

Between that and playoff play-in games, I think you'd recover a fair chunk of the revenue lost in cutting 6 reg season games. And a better overall product IMO.
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:35 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by SeanCharles View Post
Every team should play in every building at least once in a season.

The league fixed this a few years back and it should stay that way.
This doesn't matter to me and now with the access to games through gamecentre and cable you can catch these guys on TV any time you want.
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Old 03-18-2019, 02:48 AM   #25
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some of these posts are giving me flashbacks of the days when we would play the minnesota wild 8 times a year

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Old 03-18-2019, 07:10 AM   #26
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personally i'd like to see some kind of alignment akin to the old smythe divison; however, that no longer works due to more teams in cali and seattle.

i guess i'd like to see the jets, oliers and flames together somehow.
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