It has been in the news the past couple days... the NHL is apparently looking at the possibility to have a 86 game season... to have every teams play every teams at least once at home: 1 home 1 away against other conference teams: 32 games 2 home 2 away against same conference teams: 60 games That gives 92 games!... so i don't really know how they would work a 86 game season. It was also mention that teams ranked 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th would play a one game serie to determine position 7th and 8th for the playoffs: 7th vs 10th and 8th vs 9th.. winners going into playoffs. I don't really agree with all this. I like the current schedule/calendar format. It creates regional rivalries... and just look at the eastern conference playoffs race! It's pretty entertaining. Ideally this is the NHL i would like to see: To those who say 2 more teams would diluate the caliber of play i don't agree... there is plenty of talent around the world, and with NHL budget ($$$) it is much more easily to develop good players... they have the best doctors, the best trainers, the best facilities, good living and traveling conditions, etc... The 2 new cities would be Quebec and Winnipeg... I think these 2 markets deserve teams more than any other cities in North America (taking into account they have a suitable arena) 3 home 3 away against same division teams: 18 games 2 home 2 away against other division teams of same conference: 48 games half of other conference teams at home and the other half away alternating every year: 16 games total 82 games Eastern Conference Canada East Division Montreal Ottawa Quebec Toronto Atlantic Division Boston New Jersey New York New York North Eastern division Buffalo Philadelphia Pittsburgh Washington South Eastern Division Atlanta Carolina Florida Tampa Bay Western Conference Canada West Division Calgary Edmonton Vancouver Winnipeg South Western Division Anaheim Los Angeles Phoenix San Jose North Central Division Chicago Columbus Detroit Minnesota South Central Division Colorado Dallas Nashville St-Louis Comments?