1- I see there are 12 teams who get in, now. I am pretty confident that not too long ago that they were going to have 14 teams get in (the way it was before). I know that they changed the format, but I am still pretty sure that they were going to have 14 get in...when did this change? 2- The whole tourney lasts 11 days, so why do we need 3 weeks to take off from the NHL? I can see needing 16 days but 3 whole weeks?