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Lords of the Stanley Cup

Lords of the Stanley Cup

My Stanley Cup infographic has been revised to include the Blackhawks latest triumph. Until next year! See the infographic » —TF

Nate Silver Optimizes the NHL

Nate Silver Optimizes the NHL

In his NY Times post, FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver steps away from politics and baseball to take on the NHL. The post’s title, “Why Can’t Canada Win the Stanley Cup?” is a lead-in premise to his re-imagining of a more balanced league in terms of where and how intense fanbases seem to be. It’s nice to …

NHL Realignment – Do It Yourself Map Kit

NHL Realignment – Do It Yourself Map Kit

Included in the following ZIP file is a Photoshop file of the NHL realignment the league announced recently with a ton of layers you can turn on and off, and selectable teams that can be relocated (or contracted) at will. If you want to add team logos that aren’t part of the current 30, there …

NHL Realignment Map 2013-14

NHL Realignment Map 2013-14

Now that it has been approved, here is “The Official Tom Fulery Version” of the 2013-14 NHL realignment (click image to enlarge):   UPDATE: The league has officially announced division names. An updated map can be found here »   NHL Realignment 2013-14

Realigning the NHL the Right Way

Realigning the NHL the Right Way

My final proposal is just a little too late. And it’s too bad, because I went all “Howard Hughes” obsessive with it and made it into more of an infographic — and the Scheduling Pods and Scheduling Quads concept was so cool… oh well. In both phases of this two phase plan: Chicago fans can …

Oh, You Want a RADICAL Realignment?

Oh, You Want a RADICAL Realignment?

You all knew I wouldn’t be able to stop. Here is the most radical, yet positively doable re-imagining of the NHL yet. It’s a crazy hybridization of the plans being tossed around lately, plus relocation and expansion. It addresses the biggest gripe of the latest realignment—Chicago losing Detroit as a more-than-two-games-per-season opponent. It does however …

NHL realignment: New plan a win for nearly everybody – SBNation.com

NHL realignment: New plan a win for nearly everybody – SBNation.com

DefendingBigD‘s Brandon Worley presents his take on the NHL’s new realignment plan. Dallas’ placement in the Pacific is one of the main inspirations for my year-long NHL Realignment Project, and the folks over at DBD is THE place for Stars fans to to their thing. Good stuff, Brandon. NHL realignment: New plan a win for …

Proposed NHL Realignment 2013-14

Proposed NHL Realignment 2013-14

Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada (@FriedgeHNIC) reported that the forth-coming NHL Realignment Plan will be similar, but not exactly the same as the one the NHL proposed back in December of 2011. It’ll still be four conferences (two of 8 teams, two of 7 teams), but Detroit and Columbus would be moved to the “eastern” …

Rivalry Color Swap

Rivalry Color Swap

NHL fans absolutely LOVE their teams. And we absolutely loathe our rivals. If you have any doubts to the revulsion you feel to your rivals, check out what simply swapping the colors of two rivals does to your gut*. *TomFulery.com is not responsible for any vomiting induced herewith. More disgustingness after the jump…

Should the City of Seattle Get an NHL Team? | NHL | NESN.com

Should the City of Seattle Get an NHL Team? | NHL | NESN.com

Missed this one a few days ago… a few insights on Seattle sports successes (for the most part). Should the City of Seattle Get an NHL Team? | NHL | NESN.com »