What my dream NHL Looks like...

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  1. no13matssundin

    no13matssundin Registered User

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    My dream NHL has 24 teams with 18 man rosters. Olympic Sized rinks. No Red Line. Wide Blue Line like in the AHL. Goalie movement restrictions like in the AHL. 9.5 inch pads on Goalies. Trap Defences illegal defenses resulting in 5 min majors. Also, we'll build 40K super arenas with very close sightlines and the most expensive tickets are 50$ in any and every arena during the regular season... as low as 12.50$.

    Oh ya... 25$ Mil HARD CAP and screw the NHLPA if they dont like it... id use replacement players for 20 years if needed be in my dream NHL.

    NORTHWEST
    Vancouver Canucks
    Calgary Flames
    Edmonton Oilers
    Winnipeg Jets

    MIDWEST
    Minnesota Wild
    Milwalkee Chiefs
    Chicago Blackhawks
    Detroit Red Wings

    SOUTHWEST
    Utah Saints (Salt Lake City)
    Colorado Avalanche
    St. Louis Blues
    Dallas Stars

    NORTHEAST
    Maritime Sharks (Halifax)
    Montreal Canadiens
    Ottawa Senators
    Toronto Maple Leafs

    MIDEAST
    Buffalo Sabres
    Cleveland Ice Dogs
    Columbus Blue Jackets
    Pittsburgh Penguins

    ATLANTIC
    Boston Bruins
    New York Rangers
    New York Islanders
    Philadelphia Flyers

    Cheer/Jeer away
     
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  2. SedinFan*

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    Can't run a successful business on those figures.

    25 million dollar cap? haha I laugh at that.

    Olympic sized rinks? haha I laugh at that.

    24 teams? haha I agree with that.
     
  3. thinkwild

    thinkwild Veni Vidi Toga

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    Man you dream small. Id want public transportation right to the arena. Playboy running a bar that delivers to your seat. I think each fan should get to operate the large screen remote control once. Glass around the rink that magnifies everythin on the ice so you can the face going into the glass from the top row. Obviously cheap beer and you can buy as much as you want. All seats should have a voting device to pick the 3 stars of the game.

    Most importantly, no more whining. From anyone. No more whining owners. No more whining players. No more whining fans. Now that would be paradise. No matter what happens, we are destined to forever live with the whining I think. If the owners got a $20mil cap, they would be back in 5 years whining about something.
     
  4. YellHockey*

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    But so are you....

    "Public transportation is for jerks and lesbians!"

    Give me helicopter to the rink, if not, at least a stretch limo.

    Playboy delivering to your seat with naked playmates.

    Every fan should get their own large screen.

    Cheap beer? Screw that! Free beer! And was much as you want! And don't give me that crappy Labatts or Molson products either! I want Creemore Springs!

    And the device should also allow you to administer an electric shock to the opponents penalty box.


    Preach on Brother Thinkwild!
     
  5. no13matssundin

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    avg of 30$ a ticket X 40,000 seats x 38 games=45,600,000$...

    even if you get half that amount youre looking at 22.8 Million BEFORE concessions, parking, sponsorships, merchandise, tv money and so on... with a player salary cap of 25$ mil and operating cost at no more than 10 more million altogether(operations, advertising, staffing, built in voting systems for the 3starts), youre looking at a total of 35 Mil... and I can guarentee you, with those prices and the amazing sightlines these super arenas would provide, ppl by the thousands would be coming to a cleveland, or utah, or minnesota, or winnipeg of Leafs game for 20$ or 30$ bucks.

    You can bet your butt that is a successful business plan, my man.
     
  6. thinkwild

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    Fair enough, limo it is. I do like the idea of the electric shocks in the opposing teams penalty box.
     
  7. Sotnos

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    You'd put teams in Cleveland, Milwaukee and Utah, but nothing in the south or southeast? I'm glad you're not running things.
     
  8. EventHorizon

    EventHorizon Bring Back Ties!

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    That's funny, I posted something similar in another forum, here it is:

    Just for fun, I put together my vision of the perfect NHL. My only requirement is that we can't lose teams that have won the Stanley Cup before (which probably saves Dallas, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, and New Jersey in my eyes). Oh, and first things first, let's get back the real division and conference names, none of this generic "we wanna be like the NBA" division naming scheme garbage.

    Wales Conference:
    Patrick Division:

    New Jersey Devils
    New York Islanders
    New York Rangers
    Philadelphia Flyers
    Pittsburgh Penguins
    Washington Capitals (must change their horrific uniforms to be allowed in my NHL!)

    Adams Division:

    Boston Bruins
    Buffalo Sabres (must go back to blue and gold to be allowed in my NHL!)
    Montreal Canadiens
    Ottawa Senators
    Tampa Bay Lightning
    Toronto Maple Leafs

    Campbell Conference:
    Norris Division:

    Chicago Blackhawks
    Colorado Avalanche
    Detroit Red Wings
    Minnesota Wild
    Nashville Predators (I know, I know, why keep Nashville and lose Colombus? Because Blue Jackets is just a stupid name. Besides, Nashville's right near St. Louis, natural rivalry there)
    St. Louis Blues

    Smythe Division:

    Calgary Flames
    Dallas Stars
    Edmonton Oilers
    Los Angeles Kings
    San Jose Sharks
    Vancouver Canucks

    And with all due respect to the fans of these teams
    FOLDED TEAMS

    Atlanta Thrashers
    Carolina Hurricanes
    Columbus Blue Jackets
    Florida Panthers
    Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
    Phoenix Coyotes
     
  9. X0ssbar

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    So with that logic you can add Red Wings, Blue Jays, Yellow Jackets, Red/White Sox, etc to your list of so called "stupid names". Its no different - pick a color and add a noun.

    I don't even want to get into your logic of folding a team b/c you don't like their name :shakehead
     
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    My dream NHL?? Is one that is ACTUALLY ON THE ICE DURING WHAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE SEASON!!!
     
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    My dream NHL has Anna Kournikova as commissioner.

    I could probably also find room for Maria Sharapova in my dream NHL!!! :yo: :p: :yo:

    I know I'm forgetting someone(s). I just keep waking up too quickly!!!! :whine:
     
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    How many NHL arenas have 40,000 seats?? Most hold in the area of 20,000, so that will cut your ticket sales in half.

    http://www.hockeybase.com/nhlteams.php

    Lists the capacity of many of the current NHL arenas.
     
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  15. Dave is a killer

    Dave is a killer Dave's a Mess

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    that's that there newfangled math in Canada ... multiply everything by 2 and you get the true amount of people through the GATE :lol
     
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    And we all know Anna's love for the "big stick" and hockey itself. Do Pavel Bure, and Sergie Federov ring a bell?
     
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    Theres also this great thing in Canada called READING... you should try it some time:

    "And we'll BUILD 40K super arenas"

    Literacy. Its a Good Thing.
     
  18. IkeaMonkey*

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    And that's where I stopped reading.

    These rules are regoddamndiculous.First of all, the puck movement rules in the AHL are TERRIBLE. I dont understand why they are punishing goalies who have good puck handling abilities. It's just STUPID. Don't say "SCORING IS UP", while yes, it is. Want to know what else is up?? The talent. I'm willing to bet there are more first round/top 15 picks in the league then there ever have been before.

    Have you ever personally put on goalie pads??? Ever??? I'm talking standard 12/13 inch wide pads??? I'm willing to bet you have not. First of all, the proposed 10 inch rule that the AHL tossed around, is rediculous. I took a pair of 10 inch wide pads on ice for a practice and A.They are awful to adjust to. Shots hit the sides and just roll in. B.They are hard to move in because the lack of width causes you to roll to one side if your weight isnt in proportion. With your rules, a goalie can have 44 inch high pads, which can close the entire bottom of the net off when in the butterfly, but he has to have 9.5 inch WIDE pads??? Stop.
     
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    Who is going to pay for these 40k seat arenas? For that matter what makes you think that they will sell-out every night?

    Thinking before you post. It's a good thing.
     
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    It's nice to know there are people here with a sense of humor. :shakehead
     
  21. X0ssbar

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    ummm..your point being _________??
     
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    The thread title: "What my DREAM NHL Looks like"


    Again... Literacy.. Its a GOOD THING. :joker:
     
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