2019-2020 NHL Season

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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,312
    Jason P said:
    Once an idea forms in Bettman's tiny brain it is set in ice and he will move forward no matter logic or common sense.  
    That is true.  But I do like  having 4 original 6 in one division.  I’d like to see the 2 Florida teams moved from the Atlantic and add NYR and Chicago to put the original 6 in the same division...
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 31,689
    I haven't really paid much attention the post season. Only team i know is still alive is Carolina and i think Boston?  Not sure who's still around in the west.
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,520
    Ugh 😑 
    Tough loss Jose,  the islanders will be fine.  Sometimes you have tip your hat to the opposing goalie...but both goalies were great.
    They’re “fine”...on the golf course.

    this postseason is not trending as I would like... :angry:
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,312
    Wobbie said:
    Ugh 😑 
    Tough loss Jose,  the islanders will be fine.  Sometimes you have tip your hat to the opposing goalie...but both goalies were great.
    They’re “fine”...on the golf course.

    this postseason is not trending as I would like... :angry:
    All the top seeds are falling.  One of the weirder playoff years.  I was surprised the Isle fell so easily...some teams do not adjust well to rest.  Now Carolina will have a bit of a breather. 
  • VitalogensiaVitalogensia Posts: 1,231
    Today is the anniversary of Jim Schoenfeld going after ref Don Koharski, calling him a fat pig and telling him to "go eat another donut." Playoff hockey at it's best.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs9g0MC5eMY&fbclid=IwAR1AE3T6CcgR6nmQOtRNo0EDkiNpxsgkkROSKddmil0sKhXz0yDFiFuqiYM
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 14,309
    Today is the anniversary of Jim Schoenfeld going after ref Don Koharski, calling him a fat pig and telling him to "go eat another donut." Playoff hockey at it's best.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs9g0MC5eMY&fbclid=IwAR1AE3T6CcgR6nmQOtRNo0EDkiNpxsgkkROSKddmil0sKhXz0yDFiFuqiYM
    I remember that.. and remember that Wayne's World ripped it with "Officer Koharski" at the donut shop.  
  • VitalogensiaVitalogensia Posts: 1,231
    mrussel1 said:
    Today is the anniversary of Jim Schoenfeld going after ref Don Koharski, calling him a fat pig and telling him to "go eat another donut." Playoff hockey at it's best.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs9g0MC5eMY&fbclid=IwAR1AE3T6CcgR6nmQOtRNo0EDkiNpxsgkkROSKddmil0sKhXz0yDFiFuqiYM
    I remember that.. and remember that Wayne's World ripped it with "Officer Koharski" at the donut shop.  
    Love Wayne's World, but only made that connection recently.  Hilarious.
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 17,577
    Today is the anniversary of Jim Schoenfeld going after ref Don Koharski, calling him a fat pig and telling him to "go eat another donut." Playoff hockey at it's best.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs9g0MC5eMY&fbclid=IwAR1AE3T6CcgR6nmQOtRNo0EDkiNpxsgkkROSKddmil0sKhXz0yDFiFuqiYM
    Koharski was the fucking worst.  That is a great memory.
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,614
    Today is the anniversary of Jim Schoenfeld going after ref Don Koharski, calling him a fat pig and telling him to "go eat another donut." Playoff hockey at it's best.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs9g0MC5eMY&fbclid=IwAR1AE3T6CcgR6nmQOtRNo0EDkiNpxsgkkROSKddmil0sKhXz0yDFiFuqiYM
    Koharski was the fucking worst.  That is a great memory.
    I would argue that Fraser was the worst.
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  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 10,174
    The NHL will never do a 1-16 in the playoff...

    Bettman has said the playoff format will not be changing.

    I am fine with how the format is set-up.  The NHL is trying to create rivalries.  However, if the NHL was really interested in creating rivalries give Quebec a franchise and kicking Tampa or Florida out of that division...Montreal and Quebec might have been one of the top 5 rivalries in North American sports...

    We will see.  The NHL head honchos are always playing the part of Saddam's information officer claiming 'all is well' when things are broke (aligment/playoff format, Offsides challenge, current point system).  Last CBA brought about the last alignment change, and we have one coming up in the fall of 2020.  The current format is disliked by nearly everybody.  I was in favor of it when it first came out, but now I hate it.  The two wild cards is a confusing system, and IMO, the unfair first round match-ups are a very negative side effect.  As far as "creating rivalries"... it hasnt worked, nor will it.  In Divisions with 8 teams, playing teams in the other conference for 32 of your games, and in the modern NHL, rivalries arent going to grow, and if they do, it will be marginal.  You play teams in your Division, what? 4 times?  And the odds of a playoff meeting are low.  

    When this first started, my subconscious was hoping for the old days when you play your Division rivals like 8 times, with fight-filled home and home series, and almost yearly playoff meetings.  Those days are gone, sadly and we arent getting them back.


    I would like to see a general shake-up in the entire alignment.  Unsure of which.... but one thing, is I hope the NHL becomes the first league to re-seed the playoffs to make ANY Stanley Cup Final match-up possible.  Whether that is 1-16 format, or just re-seed the final 4 teams.  How awesome would a Philly/Pittsburgh final be?  Calgary/Edmonton?  NYR/NYI..... MON/BOS..... any match-up possible.

    If it were me, once Seattle joins, I would break it down into (8) four team divisions.  Play each team within your Division 6 times (18 games), and the other 12 teams in your conference 4 times each (48 Games), and a home and home with 2 divisions in the other conference that rotate each season (16 games)... Or some variation of that.  Division winners make the playoffs, along with 4 wild cards in each conference.  Seed the teams #1-16 based on record.  Also employ the 3-2-1-0 points system (3 regulation W, 2 for OT or SO W, 1 for OT or SO L, and 0 for Regulation L).  





  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 10,215
    Today is the anniversary of Jim Schoenfeld going after ref Don Koharski, calling him a fat pig and telling him to "go eat another donut." Playoff hockey at it's best.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs9g0MC5eMY&fbclid=IwAR1AE3T6CcgR6nmQOtRNo0EDkiNpxsgkkROSKddmil0sKhXz0yDFiFuqiYM
    Remember that well.
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 17,577
    dankind said:
    Today is the anniversary of Jim Schoenfeld going after ref Don Koharski, calling him a fat pig and telling him to "go eat another donut." Playoff hockey at it's best.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs9g0MC5eMY&fbclid=IwAR1AE3T6CcgR6nmQOtRNo0EDkiNpxsgkkROSKddmil0sKhXz0yDFiFuqiYM
    Koharski was the fucking worst.  That is a great memory.
    I would argue that Fraser was the worst.
    Forgot about Kerry.
    There are some LA Kings reasons why Koharski is my least favorite but he and Fraser were the 'top dogs' for a while, and both sucked eggs.
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 14,309
    dankind said:
    Today is the anniversary of Jim Schoenfeld going after ref Don Koharski, calling him a fat pig and telling him to "go eat another donut." Playoff hockey at it's best.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs9g0MC5eMY&fbclid=IwAR1AE3T6CcgR6nmQOtRNo0EDkiNpxsgkkROSKddmil0sKhXz0yDFiFuqiYM
    Koharski was the fucking worst.  That is a great memory.
    I would argue that Fraser was the worst.
    Forgot about Kerry.
    There are some LA Kings reasons why Koharski is my least favorite but he and Fraser were the 'top dogs' for a while, and both sucked eggs.
    You guys are just embarrassing yourselves with your jealous of his sweet hair.  Now me, I idolize the stache on McCreary.  
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 17,577
    mrussel1 said:
    dankind said:
    Today is the anniversary of Jim Schoenfeld going after ref Don Koharski, calling him a fat pig and telling him to "go eat another donut." Playoff hockey at it's best.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs9g0MC5eMY&fbclid=IwAR1AE3T6CcgR6nmQOtRNo0EDkiNpxsgkkROSKddmil0sKhXz0yDFiFuqiYM
    Koharski was the fucking worst.  That is a great memory.
    I would argue that Fraser was the worst.
    Forgot about Kerry.
    There are some LA Kings reasons why Koharski is my least favorite but he and Fraser were the 'top dogs' for a while, and both sucked eggs.
    You guys are just embarrassing yourselves with your jealous of his sweet hair.  Now me, I idolize the stache on McCreary.  
    :lol:      
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,312

  • cutzcutz Posts: 8,478
    MayDay10 said:
    The NHL will never do a 1-16 in the playoff...

    Bettman has said the playoff format will not be changing.

    I am fine with how the format is set-up.  The NHL is trying to create rivalries.  However, if the NHL was really interested in creating rivalries give Quebec a franchise and kicking Tampa or Florida out of that division...Montreal and Quebec might have been one of the top 5 rivalries in North American sports...

    We will see.  The NHL head honchos are always playing the part of Saddam's information officer claiming 'all is well' when things are broke (aligment/playoff format, Offsides challenge, current point system).  Last CBA brought about the last alignment change, and we have one coming up in the fall of 2020.  The current format is disliked by nearly everybody.  I was in favor of it when it first came out, but now I hate it.  The two wild cards is a confusing system, and IMO, the unfair first round match-ups are a very negative side effect.  As far as "creating rivalries"... it hasnt worked, nor will it.  In Divisions with 8 teams, playing teams in the other conference for 32 of your games, and in the modern NHL, rivalries arent going to grow, and if they do, it will be marginal.  You play teams in your Division, what? 4 times?  And the odds of a playoff meeting are low.  

    When this first started, my subconscious was hoping for the old days when you play your Division rivals like 8 times, with fight-filled home and home series, and almost yearly playoff meetings.  Those days are gone, sadly and we arent getting them back.


    I would like to see a general shake-up in the entire alignment.  Unsure of which.... but one thing, is I hope the NHL becomes the first league to re-seed the playoffs to make ANY Stanley Cup Final match-up possible.  Whether that is 1-16 format, or just re-seed the final 4 teams.  How awesome would a Philly/Pittsburgh final be?  Calgary/Edmonton?  NYR/NYI..... MON/BOS..... any match-up possible.

    If it were me, once Seattle joins, I would break it down into (8) four team divisions.  Play each team within your Division 6 times (18 games), and the other 12 teams in your conference 4 times each (48 Games), and a home and home with 2 divisions in the other conference that rotate each season (16 games)... Or some variation of that.  Division winners make the playoffs, along with 4 wild cards in each conference.  Seed the teams #1-16 based on record.  Also employ the 3-2-1-0 points system (3 regulation W, 2 for OT or SO W, 1 for OT or SO L, and 0 for Regulation L).  





    Always in favor of playing more games VS your Division(baseball too). 

    I agree about re-seeding. Any reason  why they can't at least try for a few seasons and see how it works? I don't see why not.
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 14,309
    cutz said:
    MayDay10 said:
    The NHL will never do a 1-16 in the playoff...

    Bettman has said the playoff format will not be changing.

    I am fine with how the format is set-up.  The NHL is trying to create rivalries.  However, if the NHL was really interested in creating rivalries give Quebec a franchise and kicking Tampa or Florida out of that division...Montreal and Quebec might have been one of the top 5 rivalries in North American sports...

    We will see.  The NHL head honchos are always playing the part of Saddam's information officer claiming 'all is well' when things are broke (aligment/playoff format, Offsides challenge, current point system).  Last CBA brought about the last alignment change, and we have one coming up in the fall of 2020.  The current format is disliked by nearly everybody.  I was in favor of it when it first came out, but now I hate it.  The two wild cards is a confusing system, and IMO, the unfair first round match-ups are a very negative side effect.  As far as "creating rivalries"... it hasnt worked, nor will it.  In Divisions with 8 teams, playing teams in the other conference for 32 of your games, and in the modern NHL, rivalries arent going to grow, and if they do, it will be marginal.  You play teams in your Division, what? 4 times?  And the odds of a playoff meeting are low.  

    When this first started, my subconscious was hoping for the old days when you play your Division rivals like 8 times, with fight-filled home and home series, and almost yearly playoff meetings.  Those days are gone, sadly and we arent getting them back.


    I would like to see a general shake-up in the entire alignment.  Unsure of which.... but one thing, is I hope the NHL becomes the first league to re-seed the playoffs to make ANY Stanley Cup Final match-up possible.  Whether that is 1-16 format, or just re-seed the final 4 teams.  How awesome would a Philly/Pittsburgh final be?  Calgary/Edmonton?  NYR/NYI..... MON/BOS..... any match-up possible.

    If it were me, once Seattle joins, I would break it down into (8) four team divisions.  Play each team within your Division 6 times (18 games), and the other 12 teams in your conference 4 times each (48 Games), and a home and home with 2 divisions in the other conference that rotate each season (16 games)... Or some variation of that.  Division winners make the playoffs, along with 4 wild cards in each conference.  Seed the teams #1-16 based on record.  Also employ the 3-2-1-0 points system (3 regulation W, 2 for OT or SO W, 1 for OT or SO L, and 0 for Regulation L).  





    Always in favor of playing more games VS your Division(baseball too). 

    I agree about re-seeding. Any reason  why they can't at least try for a few seasons and see how it works? I don't see why not.
    100% agree on re-seeding.
    .  
    Regarding 1-16, I'm not sure that will ever happen. i think the travel schedule along with the 2-21-1-1 format makes that very difficult.  The players union would probably fight it as well.  If east and west played every round, you would have to add in extra travel days, extending the series.  The only way to do that would be to cut the regular season; no way the owners go for that.  
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,312
    Rivalries take time to develop...blowing up the divisions every time someone is not happy solves nothing.  The divisions I believe were set partly with geography in mind to keep the travel cost down, that's why the wings (and shorter road trips) wanted in the Eastern Conference.  The players union can be unhappy all they want...but if they want to continue to split revenue then they will work with the owners, and the owners like keeping expenses down, like any businessman.

    What a BS call.  That Bruin should have been booted from the game.  He will likely get a game or 2.
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    Ha! That's perfect!
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    Yeah baby!!  =)


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    Canes Bruins should be good!
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 18,260
    Idiots vs Racists.  ;)
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    Whalers vs Whalers? Red necks vs the alcoholics? LOL
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  • mpedonempedone Posts: 344
    It's great to awake in a world where Torts has been eliminated.
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,312
    mpedone said:
    It's great to awake in a world where Torts has been eliminated.
    Yup...
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 10,215

    This weekend we rock Portland
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    100+ minutes without a goal at home. How’s that home ice treating you?
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 14,309
    I like Torts.  Did a great job in Tampa for a long time...until he didn't  
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,614
    mrussel1 said:
    I like Torts.  Did a great job in Tampa for a long time...until he didn't  
    NYR, too. 

    Players are too goddamn babied these days. 
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,312
    mrussel1 said:
    I like Torts.  Did a great job in Tampa for a long time...until he didn't  
    He has only been past the 2nd round twice as a head coach...he is so over-rated...and to score 1 goal in your last 2 home playoff games is unacceptable.  Columbus has some big names available in free agency...hop Montreal goes after Duchene...
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