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  1. sb1

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    Crazy but here it comes.
     
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    Bracket. Looks like we might get to beat the Leafs again in our first round. Lol
     
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    Why should the Bruins have to play for seeding? Weren’t they number 1 before all this happened?
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    thats what it looks like and it stinks to high heaven if it is.
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

    Pathetic.
     
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    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...
     
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    Announcement at 4:30 today from the league. Why do I get the feeling it's going to suck for the Bruins....
     
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    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.
     
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    Now watch the Bruins lose the 1-seed by a shootout :mad:
     
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    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...
     
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    Im guessing Vegas and Toronto.
     
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    Of course Chicago will be considered...one of the league's darlings...Sh!tsdirt & Toronto too...
     
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    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.
     
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    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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