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#1929173 Hudler done with dynamo

Posted by stevkrause on 31 March 2010 - 10:24 AM

I'm not sure I like the idea of keeping Bert over Homer.

I don't think most of us are... but I really think Holmstrom is gonna hang them up after this year... the toll on his body has been brutal, if he's still playing, replace Bert with Holmstrom in that scenario...


#1925129 Re-alignment

Posted by stevkrause on 26 March 2010 - 10:47 AM

Yeah... so how do we get rid of Bettman and get you appointed?

I send the NHL a resume at least once a year, haha
:beerbuddy:


#1925123 Re-alignment

Posted by stevkrause on 26 March 2010 - 10:37 AM

**EDIT - UPDATED ON 5/20/11 to allow for Winnipeg**

We've gone over this several times, but this time I did some geographic research, travel distances, etc...

I'm in the mindset that all teams should travel equally and I would split it basically on a North East to South West type bend and then separate it back into Wales and Campbell Conferences and divisions (division names are just ideas and subjective) - Spread out original 6 teams, 3 per conference, equal West Coast teams split per conference - EVERYONE TRAVELS

**DISCLAIMER** - Below are just suggestions and NOT the guts of the post, the real thought is into the re-alignment into an even travel schedule for all teams - take the suggested conferences for what they are.

WALES CONFERENCE
ADAMS DIVISION
Edmonton
Vancouver
Calgary
San Jose
Colorado

PATRICK DIVISION
Minnesota
Toronto
New York Islanders
Buffalo
Chicago

HOWE DIVISION
Columbus
Nashville
St Louis
Detroit
Ottawa

CAMPBELL CONFERENCE
SMYTH DIVISION
New York Rangers
Philadelphia
Washington
Florida
Tampa Bay

NORRIS DIVISION
Anaheim
Los Angeles
Phoenix
Dallas
Winnipeg

ORR DIVISION
Boston
Pittsburgh
Carolina
Montreal
New Jersey

Everyone travels, all teams have ABOUT equal travel all the way around

In Division games - 5 games a team = 20 games
Out Of Division/In Conference - 3 games a team = 30 games
Opposite Conference - 2 games(home and home) = 30 games
2 flex games against opposite conference, geographic relevance/rivalry games = 2 games

82 game schedule.

I realize that some teams MAY get boned the most on travel IN division, but put it in perspective, only 10 games of these 20 against these teams will be on the road and it could be part of a west coast swing... also, all other teams in the division, essentially have to make the swing at least 5 times a season, plus the extra 2 or 3 for out of conference, so it comes very close to evening out... it still screws them less than the current schedule screws quite a FEW teams (Detroit, Chicago, Minnesota, Columbus, Nashville, etc...)


#1925099 Pierre McGuire scares Rob Ray

Posted by stevkrause on 26 March 2010 - 09:48 AM

You don't like Panger?



Get the f*** out.

yea, no kidding... I've always thought Pang was great...


#1925006 Fan Fight in the Stands

Posted by stevkrause on 26 March 2010 - 06:41 AM

Leave it on the ice, or take it outside... security really needed to stop this, but people who fight like this at a sporting event are ******* - if you can't cheer your team on like ADULTS, stay home. period.

Just on the fight alone - yes unfair, yes stupid for the Ducks fan not walking away in someone ELSE's arena WHILE on lower ground... idiots.


#1924633 Hank and Flip Not Working Out Well

Posted by stevkrause on 25 March 2010 - 01:43 PM

I just popped into this thread for a quick laugh... wanted to compare when it was started to now...

funny stuff...


#1923383 You should never wish death on anyone...

Posted by stevkrause on 23 March 2010 - 05:52 PM

The day Bettman kicks it will be worthy of a national holiday...


#1913694 Be the Blackhawks GM

Posted by stevkrause on 11 March 2010 - 09:42 AM

Trade Hossa, Toews, Sharp, Kane, Seabrook and Keith and purposely tank the season.


#1894946 One year ago today

Posted by stevkrause on 16 February 2010 - 01:46 PM

QUOTE (Lidstromboli @ February 16, 2010 - 01:44PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
crosby-malkin-fleury

we don't have that 1st line so it ain't happenin

real talk

It did make quite a difference when Fleury left the net and scored those goals as a forward...

wait...

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#1867429 Bettman says solving hits to the head will take time

Posted by stevkrause on 21 January 2010 - 12:37 PM

New commissioner, new deputy commissioner in charge of discipline.

Problem solved.

Until there is ANY consistency in this league, it will continue to be a fringe league at best...



#1772588 Jason Smith Retires

Posted by stevkrause on 02 September 2009 - 12:46 PM

QUOTE (mindfly @ September 2, 2009 - 01:41PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why retire at 35 years old? What's the reason?

probably just nothing left in the tank... playing that style of game takes its toll on the body, especially as a defenseman...