TSN : Unbalanced Schedule

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  1. Tra La La

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    Check Out Bobs Latest Video .

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/

    At The End The newsguy, goes over the new schedule format.

    Each team In Division 8 times

    Other teams in Conference 4 times

    Teams from one Division of the Other Conference 2 times.
     
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    what does this mean.. I dont want to watch the video.
     
  4. Tra La La

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    I hope The Northeast Div, matches up with the Central. Those west coast trips ......
     
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    Not fair for the teams in the West. Conference that don't get the crappy Eastern Divison
     
  6. blitzkriegs

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    It's NFL style.

    Each team In Division 8 times

    Atlantic vs. Atlantic Division teams, etc...

    Other teams in Conference 4 times

    Atlantic vs. Northeast, Atlantic vs. South

    Teams from one Division of the Other Conference 2 times.

    Atlantic vs. West playing each team in west 2 times. So, the teams in the Atlantic would not play teams in the central until the next season. Assuming this goes as planned, it would be on a rolling basis. This year: Atlantic vs. West, Next year: Atlantic vs. Central, etc...

    Reduces travel time/cost to go to the same location twice then all over the map on east/west coast trips.
     
  7. Tra La La

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    Teams will go the whole season, without meeting. Vanc,Edmonton,Calgary, May Not Play Toronto,Montreal,Ottawa at all. Unless in the Finals.

    But Vanc,Edmonton,Calgary, will play each other 8 times in division. Likewise Toronto,Montreal,Ottawa.

    Our Rivalries have been dying. I like this change.
     
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    I approve.

    Rivalries grow the sport.
     
  9. Brad*

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    But on the other hand, I like seeing different teams. Oh well, I have center Ice and way too much time on my hands, so that's not a problem for me. I imagine it might be for some others though.
     
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    Yeh, but what does this have to do with TSN... they don't make the schedule. If they can't show it they cant show it.

    Or do you mean TSN: Unbalanced Schedule
     
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    I'd rather see Vancouver play Colorado, Calgary and Minnesota eight times than play each of them four times, and play a shwack of odd games against Washington, Florida, Boston, etc. I have no emotional attachment to those teams whatsoever.
     
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    Bingo... :clap:
     
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    Tampa Bay verses their div 8 times = Playoffs by Mid Season and Stanley Cup Fav ..
     
  14. Tra La La

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    Thats The other Cool Part of an Unbalanced schedule. Best record may not be The best Team. Playoffs roll around, and it's a whole new ballgame!
     
  15. Spungo*

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    Toronto vs. Montreal 8 times a year = :handclap:

    Toronto vs. Ottawa 8 times a year = :handclap:


    Less travel and more rested players :handclap:

    More meaningfull games :handclap:
     
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    Thank you. Kinda like the 49ers in the old NFC West eh?
     
  17. helicecopter

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    Wow. So we will have 82 regular season games to eliminate only 10 teams out of 30 and they won't even play every team along those 82 games. 8 games against the same teams while most of them being probably useless to gain the playoff..i am bored already just thinking about it.

    And if i were a season ticket holder i would be furious to not be able to see many players not even once.
     
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    I agree with everything but Minnesota. I hate watching Minnesota play hockey. It doesn't help that they usually beat the Canucks either.
     
  19. Spungo*

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    Only 12 teams make the playoffs at the end of the season. Teams 7-10 from each conference play eachother in best of 3 series to *get* into the playoffs for the tradition 16 team Stanley Cup playoffs.

    Edit: 16 of 21 made the playoffs in the 80's. That's 76%. 20 of 30 is only 66%.
     
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    Sure, and I think hard enough I can make pigs fly. Lying by label doesn't not mean that 7-10 aren't in the playoffs. They are in the playoffs as most people define them. The fact is this is a way to allow the top 2 seeds to get a rest before dropping an exhausted 7/8/9/10 seed.
     
  21. Montrealer

    Montrealer What, me worry?

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    I love the unbalanced schedule. Excellent.

    :clap:
     
  22. MarkZackKarl

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    I dont mind the unbalanced schedule, but the latest, blatant cash grab by the owners to have the lightning round is a joke.
    :dunno:
     
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    Fair enough, but remember that with revenue sharing, the players benefit from the added income of extra playoff games as well.
     
  24. helicecopter

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    20 out of 30 make it to the post-season, period. Try again, maybe on something else..

    And know what? It sucked even more!!
     
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    Is the play-off revenue shared between all teams, or was that just a proposal that fell by the wayside during negotiations?

    I don't feel bad that the 7-10 teams play a "mini-series" to move on. Looking at teams like EDM that didn't make it the last couple of years - they could of given a high seed a scare just as much as NASH or CHI.

    To create the rivalries, I would of gone back to the 2 divisions (Norris, Campell, etc) per conference, and the first two play-off rounds are to see which teams will play in the conference finals. That's when you create rivalries - when you beat someone down to eliminate them in the play-off's.
     
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