I know everybody came here thinking the IIHF proposed one but no. I know everybody will think that "Your team lost due to game 6 and you want to change the system cause of that. If Slovakia won, you wouldnt have posted". Partly true but this current system bases way too much importance on game 6. I thought it would be nice if the prelims has a bigger meaning than just warming up. So I came up with a new system: NHL stops 4 days before the Olympics and due to them being in Vancouver = not a lot of flying. Only 8 teams = big 7 plus some qualification during the summer so that NHL-ers can participate. Only 3 teams go on, WJC style. Winner of Group straight into semi's. The quarterfinals are played best of 3 games, semi's too. Finals and Bronze Medal Game = 1 game. The whole olympics start Friday like this time. First game played on Saturday. Next round of games played Sunday. Rest on Monday. Last round of prelims on Tuesday. Rest on Wednesday. Thursday, Friday = quarters. Rest on Saturday. IF needed, Sunday = last game's of quarters. Monday = Rest. Tuesday, Wednesday = Semi's Thursday = rest. Friday = semi's (if needed) Saturday = rest. Sunday= Bronze and Gold Medal games. If quarters end in 2 games, then the schedule can change etc. This kind of schedule would put more emphasis on the prelims as only 6 out of 8 teams advance. I know that one Big 7 team wouldnt go through and the group with 4 teams from the Big 7 would be in a disadvantage and thats the biggest problem of my idea. There wouldnt be such a thing the Slovakia-CZE game where a team which has a 100% record plays its worst game in the quarters and goes out. Team would need to win twice. I wouldnt want 2 game's series as the team winning the 1st would in the 2nd game trap as much as possible. Pro's of this system: Less emphasis on 1 game, less non Big-7 Countries, Group Play has some kind of meaning. Con's: Non Big-7 Countries have it very hard to advance in this tournament, one Big 7 team not advancing, winner's of semi's resting too much (maybe a con). I also put this together cause this system can be a bit unfair. A team like CZE beats ITA, GER, gets into the quarters where they beat us (Im not saying they didnt deserve it, they did) and then lose in the semi's and will finish better than a team who lost only 1 game. Slovakia has a record of 5-1 while CZE has a (so far) record 3-4 but will finish higher. Your thoughts about this? I put this together in like 20 minutes so it has its bugs and I know it may be horrible but would it be good or bad?