AHL changes schedule to reduce player fatigue

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  1. LadyStanley

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    http://www.tsn.ca/ahl/story/?id=362096

    Starting next season, the AHL will be reducing schedule length from 80 to 76 games, eliminating "4 games in 5 days" (i.e., Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun), expanding season by a week, shortening first round to a best of 5.

    You have to think that the NHL may want to rethink it's scheduling of 3 games in 4 days that often occur in light of this.

    (If you play every team in the other conference twice 30g, plus other two divisions twice 20g and in the division six times 24g, that could reduce the season to 74 games. Hmmmm. Wonder if the union and league would go for it.)
     
  2. Squiffy

    Squiffy Victims, rn't we all

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    Interesting, good move IMO. I'd hope they'd do away with 3 in 3 too.
     
  3. obsenssive*

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    good!

    now shorten the NHL season to 72 games.
     
  4. danishh

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    someone leaked this last week i think. I'll try to find the link.

    edit: the leak was taken down apparently.


    anyways, talking to some b-sens fans they dont seem to mind the shorter season, but think the playoff change is stupid.
     
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