Discussion in 'Boston Bruins Fan Talk' started by sb1, May 22, 2020.
Crazy but here it comes.
Bracket. Looks like we might get to beat the Leafs again in our first round. Lol
Why should the Bruins have to play for seeding? Weren’t they number 1 before all this happened?
Yeah I’m not sure what that means. I thought they kept the seed. Do 1-4 play a mini round robin against each other? Wouldn’t seem fair as B’s were already #1
Habs in at 31-40 lol. Snuck in over the Sabres and Devils who were 3 points behind them...with 2 games in hand. Yikes.
Blackhawks in at 32-40. Alrighty then.
thats what it looks like and it stinks to high heaven if it is.
Absolutely feckin horrible, chicken-sh!t idea to appease the suck-ass teams in large markets...
Butt-man once again shows his complete ignorance of the sport...
Won't watch one feckin microsecond of Any of those "playoff" games until there are only 8 teams remaining...and that's only if the Bs are still in it...
I'll watch the Bruins games only. When and if they get eliminated then that's it for me. What a positively asinine idea, they're making MLB look like geniuses by comparison. Cancel the season already.
When I read the thread title I thought this was a permanent move. Already easy enough to make the playoffs in the NHL, but at least this is a step towards sports again.
Its a trash idea. Absolutely horrid. The good teams get to rot for 10-14 days while the team they will have to play knock the rust off and get acclimated to game speed.
what a joke of an idea.
It is. The good teams ie divison leaders get a “bye”. Which normally in the NHL wouldn’t hurt too much. In this scenario it is basically a death sentence. Gotta get that “insert crap team name here” a great chance at winning the Cup.
Under the usual 16-team format, all 3 NYC-area teams, plus Montreal, would be out of the POs in the Eastern conference, as would Chicago in the Western conference....Under this formal, ALL of those big-market teams except for the Exit 16W tenants are in the POs...
Coincidence? I think Not...
Announcement at 4:30 today from the league. Why do I get the feeling it's going to suck for the Bruins....
Notes from Bettman announcement:
24 teams. Top 12 per conference in win pct as of March 12
7 non playoff teams to lottery
Regular season over.
2 hub cities 1 for East and 1 for West. Cities TBA.
50 personnel per team limit
Formal “training camp” which won’t be earlier than July 1
Top 4 teams play each other for first round seeding in a round robin format. Winner of this “mini tournament” is the 1 seed and the seedings for 2-4 go by points with regular season tiebreakers. Regular season OT rules apply.
“Qualifying round” for the rest of the teams in each conference- best of 5 series.
After qualifying round - the first and second round best of 5 or 7 TBA
Conf final, cup final best of 7. Likely one of 2 hub cities
Draft lottery round 1... One draw each for pick round 1,2,3. If non qualifying club is selected they get that pick. If 3 slots not picked then round 2 will involve the teams that lose their qualifying round series. They will all have the same odds of winning the first round pick
Go-ahead for all of this obviously is not a guarantee.
Now watch the Bruins lose the 1-seed by a shootout
Guaranteed that the hub city for the east is not Boston...won't be a "neutral" site either...betcha it'll be DC, Tampa, Sh!tsdirt, Philthy, Toronto or...Montreal...
Im guessing Vegas and Toronto.
Of course Chicago will be considered...one of the league's darlings...Sh!tsdirt & Toronto too...
Absolutely ridiculous that the B's have to play for the 1 seed vs TB, Washington and Philly but better than nothing at all I guess.
If I were Charlie/Cam/Sweeney, and we're not given home ice throughout the Eastern conference POs, I would REFUSE to send the team ANYWHERE until justice is served.
Stokoe/Stern-Silver/Bettman all have special places reserved for them in Hell.
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