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Old 12-20-20, 05:02 PM
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If they change the division names to Patrick, Adams, Norris, and Smythe, I'm in.
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Looks like that pod-like plan is what they’re going with

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Once the winner of each division is crowned, the final 4 teams will be seeded by reg season pt totals, and the 1 seed will play the 4 seed, and 2v3.”

I wonder if they are going to work out awarding the Campbell and Prince of Wales trophies.
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Devils and Capitals will be the first teams to have advertisements on their helmets. How long before NHLers start looking like Finnish Elite League players?


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Devils and Capitals will be the first teams to have advertisements on their helmets. How long before NHLers start looking like Finnish Elite League players?
I can't begin to express how much I hate this.

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I'm surprised it took this long. I couldn't care less.
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Meh. Hope it is not a slippery slope, though.
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next thing ya know...


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Are you watching the game or the uniforms?
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Are you watching the game or the uniforms?
Are we talking Regular Season or Playoffs?
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If the NHL is desperate for revenue(or something) then they should expand by 6 teams.

Maybe drop the expansion entrance fee by a little money so there would be more of a demand from potential expansion cities.

Sounds like the NBA is becoming more interested in expansion(current owners need the expansion money).
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If the NHL is desperate for revenue(or something) then they should expand by 6 teams.

Maybe drop the expansion entrance fee by a little money so there would be more of a demand from potential expansion cities.

Sounds like the NBA is becoming more interested in expansion(current owners need the expansion money).
KC, Portland, SLC, Houston, Indy.

Need one more...
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Quebec or Toronto or Milwaukee.
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Quebec or Toronto or Milwaukee.
Always thought Wisconsin needed a team.

will Toronto ever allow a team in Hamilton?
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There is no way they expand beyond Seattle. That's 32 teams. Can you imagine how diluted the play would be if you added even two more additional teams? And where would these players come from? Which three to seven players would you not mind losing from your current squad?

Let's not pretend like this is in any way a viable option and admit that while advertising on a helmet sucks a bit, it's not that huge a deal. Better than the NBA's solution with an ad on the jersey.

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Are you watching the game or the uniforms?
I'm not sure how I can watch the game without seeing the uniforms.
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There is no way they expand beyond Seattle. That's 32 teams. Can you imagine how diluted the play would be if you added even two more additional teams? And where would these players come from? Which three to seven players would you not mind losing from your current squad?

Let's not pretend like this is in any way a viable option and admit that while advertising on a helmet sucks a bit, it's not that huge a deal. Better than the NBA's solution with an ad on the jersey.
They also play hockey in Europe so there are plenty of players.

The AHL (second best pro hockey league in the world) could supply needed players to fill the roster.

Then the ECHL would then fill the rosters of the AHL.

Junior Leagues and colleges would fill the ECHL rosters.

Did I mention Europe.

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Then expand to Europe. Set up a division there.

So much of the NHL is dependent on RSN revenue - you expand, you dilute that.

Did I mention RSNs - that depend on cable subscribers (95+% of which don't give a rat's ass about the NHL but their subscriptions subsidize it), which are slowly but surely dwindling.

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The problem with expanding the NHL beyond 32 teams is that you'd be doing it in a league that has a handful of teams that were struggling long before covid.

Vegas and Seattle's expansion was to get the league to 32 teams, but at this point they gotta fix the situation with the weak teams.

At all costs, the NHL has tried real hard to avoid relocations with only 1 in the past 22 years (Atlanta to Winnipeg). But with the TV money still being miniscule and not increasing substantially, and with covid doing some damage - I have to believe we're going to be seeing a couple more relocations in the next 5-10 years.
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will Toronto ever allow a team in Hamilton?
Buffalo is also a factor as they pull in a nice chunk of their crowds from Southern Ontario (for the Bills as well). So they'll cry like the bitches they are.

Hamilton's not gonna happen without a new arena and an owner with deep pockets anyway. And to tell you the truth, I think the days of Hamilton pining for an NHL team is gone.
Either from the numerous attempts to land a team (expansion or relocation) and constant rejection, or from the declining interest in hockey in general - I don't think the desire is there anymore. I know I no longer care, nor does anyone I know.
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Very interesting. The Golden Knights just released their 2021 schedule. Every match is the first of two identical match ups. That should really cut down on travel and makes sense.
Worked out well for the Knights and their previously questionable decision to overspend on two starting goalies.
Spoiler:
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2020-21 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE:
All games are subject to change
JANUARY:
Thurs. Jan. 14 vs. Anaheim
Sat. Jan. 16 vs. Anaheim
Mon. Jan. 18 vs. Arizona
Wed. Jan. 20 vs. Arizona
Fri. Jan. 22 at Arizona
Sun. Jan. 24 at Arizona
Tues. Jan. 26 vs. St. Louis
Thurs. Jan. 28 vs. St. Louis

FEBRUARY:
Mon. Feb. 1 at San Jose
Wed. Feb. 3 at San Jose
Fri. Feb. 5 vs. Los Angeles
Sun. Feb. 7 vs. Los Angeles
Tue. Feb. 9 vs. Anaheim
Thurs. Feb. 11 vs. Anaheim
Sun. Feb. 14 vs. Colorado
Tues. Feb. 16 vs. Colorado
Sat. Feb. 20 at Colorado
Mon. Feb. 22 at Colorado
Fri. Feb. 26 at Anaheim
Sat. Feb. 27 at Anaheim

MARCH:
Mon. March 1 vs. Minnesota
Wed. March 3 vs. Minnesota
Fri. March 5 at San Jose
Sat. March 6 at San Jose
Mon. March 8 at Minnesota
Wed. March 10 at Minnesota
Fri. March 12 at St. Louis
Sat. March 13 at St. Louis
Mon. March 15 vs. San Jose
Wed. March 17 vs. San Jose
Fri. March 19 at Los Angeles
Sun. March 21 at Los Angeles
Thurs. March 25 at Colorado
Sat. March 27 at Colorado
Mon. March 29 vs. Los Angeles
Wed. March 31 vs. Los Angeles

APRIL:
Thurs. April 1 vs. Minnesota
Sat. April 3 vs. Minnesota
Mon. April 5 at St. Louis
Wed. April 7 at St. Louis
Fri. April 9 vs. Arizona
Sun. April 11 vs. Arizona
Mon. April 12 at Los Angeles
Wed. April 14 at Los Angeles
Fri. April 16 at Anaheim
Sun. April 18 at Anaheim
Mon. April 19 vs. San Jose
Wed. April 21 vs. San Jose
Mon. April 26 vs. Colorado
Wed. April 28 vs. Colorado
Fri. April 30 at Arizona

MAY:
Sat. May 1 at Arizona
Mon. May 3 at Minnesota
Wed. May 5 at Minnesota
Fri. May 7 vs. St. Louis
Sat. May 8 vs. St. Louis




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^ I really like the idea of immediate rematches for every game.
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Anaheim plays LA Kings 5 straight times later in the season.
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I mentioned before that my NP in my office is close friends with former Golden Knights and current Colorado Avalanche center Pierre Bellmare. Two years ago she got me a team autographed jersey from him which I framed and hung in my Man Cave.
This year she gave me a Playoff game used autographed Pierre Bellmare hockey stick for Christmas. I didn't realize how light they are. Also didn't know that each player has his stick's angle and flexibility tension adjusted to their individual preferences. It's a pretty cool gift. I just have to figure how to mount it.



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