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  1. Sensored

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    you want to fix the league heres what i purpose you do:

    first make a new league called the NAHL (North American Hockey League) with three conferences six divisions and 24 teams

    Canadian Division

    East

    Montreal Canadiens
    Ottawa Senators
    Toronto Maple Leafs
    Quebec Nordiques

    West

    Vancouver Canucks
    Edmonton Oilers
    Calgary Flames
    Winnipeg Jets

    Western Conference

    North Division

    Minnesota Wild
    Colombus Blue Jackets
    St.Louis Blues
    Colorado Avalanche

    South Division

    San Jose Sharks
    Los Angeles Kings
    Phoenix Coyotes
    Dallas Stars

    Eastern Conference

    North Division

    Detroit Red Wings
    Buffalo Sabres
    Boston Bruins
    New Jersey Devils

    South Division

    New York Islanders
    New York Rangers
    Philadelphia Flyers
    Tampa Bay Lightning

    For the playoffs have the top team in each division making 1-6 and the teams with the most points 7-12. Have a 72 game season with each team playing each other 3 times.

    Secondly have a clause in the new contract that has a salary cap and a one-time reduction in salaries.

    Third have the same rosters for the teams remaining with quebec getting carolina's players and winnipeg getting florida's and the players that had their teams fold become free agents.

    This way we'd have a super league with teams in cities that care and profits so that the teams can remain where they're.

    :) let the flames begin
     
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    i like the concept, but.....

    how would you set up playoffs with 12 teams? 1st round byes?

    would you go 4 top division winners get byes, while 5-12 play each other down to 4 teams, and then go against the 4 bye teams?
     
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    I love how 8 teams just disappear and Winnipeg & Quebec reappear in the process.

    Playoffs don't work well in terms of seeding in anything less the exponents of 2 (2, 4, 8, 16, 32 teams, etc.) You can't split 3 into any of those numbers evenly, so it becomes a more complicated process than necessary. You could just take the top 16 teams from all 3 conferences, but again the 3's don't work as nicely.

    I'd rather see either 4 total division of 7-8 teams each, and go back to that similar format of the past.
     
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    If Quebec gets Phoenix's players who would play for Phoenix?

    BTW
    This is a terrible idea.
     
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    Forgot to mention Phoenix is on his 24 team list.

    Shouldn't something like this maybe be designated for the fantasy forum? Some proposals are realistic while some are quite the fantasy.
     
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    your absouletly right, i guess i didnt put much thought into the playoff configuration. Actually now that i think about it it would be better if it remained the same and we had 16 teams in the playoffs more money for the teams that way.

    And my mistake with the Phoenix thing i meant to write Carolina.
     
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    Its not a bad idea. The only thing I would add is that each team should get $200 for passing go. It does hit on the problem though. Half the teams dont make the playoffs. The best solution would be a 16 team league where everyone makes the playoffs. Otherwise there is too big a revenue disparity. There still will be as some teams will make 4 rounds of revenue and others only one, but still it will be better than now.
     
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    Brent Burns Beard DontTouchMyDonskoi!

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    lol .... too funny.
     
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    I think there is a critical point buried in this joke. There is a huge revenue disparity in the NHL because of the playoffs. Calgary and Tampa played 24 or 25 games more than all the teams that missed the playoffs. It is a zero sum game. Only 16 teams can make it. Unless there is significant revenue sharing there must be large revenue disparities between the successful teams and the unsuccessful ones.

    There is no real revenue sharing in the NHL. None. The most significant sharing now goes from the Canadian teams to the American ones. If National TV revenues were not pooled across the border, the Canadian teams would pull down $10 million US a piece from the CBC. To get a fair deal with the American teams, the US package would have to be $240 million.

    I'd like to see the six Canadian teams lift the lockout, cut a separate deal with the CBC and start playing.

    Tom
     
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    :) Now how can you not support this idea. I dont think any of the Canadian teams are complaining anymore. Its the American teams that have to pay all their expenses in the more costly American dollar and cant get the attendance or tv contracts to play in the big leagues.

    They could even agree to not sign any of the unsigned players, just use their farms until its over.

    Is any Canadian team threatened any more. Is any Canadian team incapable of putting together a great team that will sell out with average ticket prices in the $50 dollar range? Is there any reason to get a new CBA to protect Canadian teams?
     
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    Devils Badvocate Don't be a Hayter

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    and why will the players approve a salary cap in a new league?
     
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