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#1 Majsheppard

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:59 PM

The Board has made a decision and the details will be reported soon... Standby for the end of days...

The stupid as hell four division alignment has been passed. Thus ends the greatest playoff system ever and begins the era of divisional playoffs...

I think they finally killed the best game ever.

Edited by Majsheppard, 05 December 2011 - 09:02 PM.

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Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

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#2 MCleveland89

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:06 PM

I'm watching the Blackhawks vs. Coyotes game on Versus right now and they just said it's finished and will give details when everything is finalized so I'm guessing they'll explain it all soon.

#3 Majsheppard

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:07 PM

The details are as of right now that four divisions are in place... The alignment is really going to just be small tweeks to what we already know.
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Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

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#4 AceInTheSleeve

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:08 PM

Are you sure the re-alignment effects the current playoff system?

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:09 PM

I have never hated the NHL more than right now...
"It is a lot easier to be an ******* to words than to people"-xkcd

Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:12 PM

I have never hated the NHL more than right now...


A perfectly rational reaction to a format that has yet to even be announced or have a single game played under it.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:16 PM

Are you sure the re-alignment effects the current playoff system?

Yes, two round of divisional playoffs then reseeding. I.E. you are going to see a ton of Dallas, Chicago, Nashville, and Detroit playing each other in the first round. I hate this concept.

A perfectly rational reaction to a format that has yet to even be announced or have a single game played under it.


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Mark my words there will be teams missing out of the playoffs with 10 more points than some of the teams making the playoffs in the 7 team divisions.
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Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

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#8 Esquire

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:19 PM

Yes, two round of divisional playoffs then reseeding. I.E. you are going to see a ton of Dallas, Chicago, Nashville, and Detroit playing each other in the first round. I hate this concept.



I think I am going to burn down your house and give you this new house made out of cheese. Don't knock it until you've tried it.

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Mark my words there will be teams missing out of the playoffs with 10 more points than some of the teams making the playoffs in the 7 team divisions.


Yup, a house of cheese is a great comparison in this scenario, Two for two so far.

Also, using hashtags outside of twitter bro? C'mon...
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:22 PM

I hate the idea of divisional playoff match-ups as well.

Edited by Nevermind, 05 December 2011 - 09:22 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:24 PM

Yes, two round of divisional playoffs then reseeding. I.E. you are going to see a ton of Dallas, Chicago, Nashville, and Detroit playing each other in the first round. I hate this concept.


Unless we're in the East. :D

And where did you hear 2 divisional rounds?

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:30 PM

Patrick, Norris, Adams, Smythe divisions? Or boring geographical names?
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:37 PM

Details mon!

http://eye-on-hockey...694626/33719669

Look what the Winnipeg Jets started.

Realignment is coming to the NHL, and as was predicted, it's of the "total" variety.

Easy but incomplete ideas were floated (swapping either Detroit, Nashville or Columbus with Winnipeg in the Southeast and calling it a day), but in the end it was the big idea that won out. With Gary Bettman pushing it, you knew it would.

Gone are the days of divisions in hockey. The NHL will return to four conferences starting next season (names undetermined as of yet, but you can bet they will likely be historic). Two of the four divisions will have eight teams, two will have seven. The first round of the playoffs will be played entirely within the conference before re-seeding in the second round.

It will also bring a schedule where every team will play a home and away with every other team. The breakdown of games will consist of

Here is the proposal that was passed in a little less than an hour and with a 26-4 vote.

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I can hear everybody now. Why didn't they just go the easy route? The short answer: politics. Well that and time zones.

The Detroit Red Wings have a lot of clout. As an Original Six team who has done a lot of winning, that comes with the territory. They have long wanted to move to the East and have been very vocal about commissioner Gary Bettman promising as such. That's complication No. 1.

Complication No. 2 was the existence of teams like the Dallas Stars playing their road games two time zones away or in the case of the Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets, playing a lot of road games three time zones away. By this grouping, teams are grouped with much more consideration to time zones. So while the idea of an Eastern Conference and Western Conference are gone, the Red Wings and Jackets get their end goal and will play with teams in the Eastern time zone and Central time zone a lot more.

Complication No. 3? The Red Wings aren't in the Southeast. But you knew that.

This really does seem like the best solution to please the most teams. The biggest problems I see? First is for the teams in the two eight-team conferences. They face longer odds than the other half of the league to make the postseason.

The second? The only teams that really seemed to get jobbed by the arrangement are the two teams in Florida, the Panthers and Lightning. Not counting each other, their closest division foes are in Buffalo and Boston.


No word on division names yet, but Patrick/Smythe/Norris/Adams sound promising.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:40 PM

I fully expect something stupid like the proposed "regions" in the West to both have eight teams apiece, while the East gets seven each. I have very low expectations of the Red Wings actually winding up in the conference they belong either.

I'll be happy it cuts down on the travel for the Red Wings, but I still will be disappointed they won't get to play their traditional rivals more.

EDIT: Not a fan of this at all. Why is there the need for unbalance when you could easily move Detroit or Columbus?

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:43 PM

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:48 PM

So they go 16/14 and they screw both teams that were asking to go east lol, nice work NHL... I consider this a fail.... 16 eastern time zone teams but only 14 in the conference. 14 teams from the other timezones and 16 teams in the conference haha FAIL!

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:49 PM

details are here


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be about it!

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:52 PM

And people thought it was easier to make the playoffs in the east before...

The vote was apparently 26-4. Let me guess...Detroit, Columbus, TB and Florida were against.

Edited by Nevermind, 05 December 2011 - 09:53 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:52 PM

Massive fail.

Florida teams = f***ed.
Detroit f***ed.
Columbus f***ed (who cares)

Eastern conferences have a 7% better chance of making the playoffs? EFF THAT BS.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:55 PM

Wow, this is a pretty suignificant change. I don't mind it, certainly makes sense.

Does this mean more games against Minnesota? :zzz:

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:56 PM

Massive fail.

Florida teams = f***ed.
Detroit f***ed.
Columbus f***ed (who cares)

Eastern conferences have a 7% better chance of making the playoffs? EFF THAT BS.


Phoenix will move to Quebec City (or somewhere East) before next season so it will be even.





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