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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.95
    Originally posted by Zeruel
      Originally posted by Oliver
      I don't like conferences, personally. To be honest, I would ditch everything and merely have the top eight or sixteen teams regardless of where they play involved in one pool, 1 vs. 16, 2 vs 15, 3/14, etc. and then go from there.

      As it stands, we will never get to see some dream matchups in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Edmonton/Calgary, Toronto/Montreal (hold your jokes on how back either team is, I was speaking rhetorically), or LA vs. San Jose, or whatever else.

      I may be getting old, but I really don't understand the new set up. It seems too complicated.

      (edited by Oliver on 26.2.13 1938)


    I'm with you. They will never do away with conferences, but I would love a single table. They will never do away with divisions, so a bunch of conference-less divisions (or division-less conferences) is a happy medium. Five six-team divisions and the best eight get in (division winners + three wildcard)
    5 division foes x 6 games = 30
    24 other teams x 2 games = 48
    Total games played: 78

    My five divisions if I had any say:

    Hull Division (It was a toss up between him or Gretzky for naming the 5th division)
    Colorado
    Dallas
    Florida
    Nashville
    Phoenix
    Tampa Bay

    Adams Division
    Boston
    Buffalo
    Carolina
    Columbus
    Montreal
    Ottawa

    Patrick Division
    New Jersey
    New York Islanders
    New York Rangers
    Philadelphia
    Pittsburgh
    Washington

    Norris Division
    Chicago
    Detroit
    Minnesota
    St. Louis
    Toronto
    Winnipeg

    Smythe Division
    Anaheim
    Calgary
    Edmonton
    Los Angeles
    San Jose
    Vancouver


Speaking of division names, Boston and Montreal would be in the "Central" division in this new format. Really?



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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.44
All of the blood rivals plus Detriot in the same division? Sold.

Oh, and about this;

    Originally posted by Oliver
    (hold your jokes on how back either team is, I was speaking rhetorically)


Toronto is at #6 right now. The Greatest Franchise in the NHL is currently #1 in the East.

Just saying.



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    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
      Originally posted by Oliver
        Originally posted by Sec19Row53
          Originally posted by Oliver
          As it stands, we will never get to see some dream matchups in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Edmonton/Calgary, Toronto/Montreal (hold your jokes on how back either team is, I was speaking rhetorically), or LA vs. San Jose, or whatever else.

          I may be getting old, but I really don't understand the new set up. It seems too complicated.

          (edited by Oliver on 26.2.13 1938)

        Huh? Each of those matchups is possible, just not in the Finals. As divisional rivals, they could meet in any round prior to the Conference Finals (unless one advances by way of "cross over" wild card opportunities, in which case Conference Finals is also possible). I don't see the problem in that.
      I do. I want to see rivals fight for the Stanley Cup. I want to see the Islanders/Rangers. Leafs/Canadiens. Flames/Oilers. Flyers/Penguins. For the Stanley Cup. Not in the conference finals, for the Cup.



    But rivals can't play for the championship in any pro sport. Because they're rivals from proximity, and the championships are always one side's winner vs. the other.
Then get rid of the "sides".



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