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What the 2013-14 NHL Should Look Like

What the 2013-14 NHL Should Look Like

It’s pretty safe to assume that the NHL isn’t going to expand or contract any time soon. And it’s just as safe to assume that realignment will happen for the 2013-14 season without any relocations. With that in mind, I’ve put together this recommendation to the powers that be for what a sensible, rivalry-filled and …

NHL Realignment Project – Week 52

Schedule: Against each divisional opponent — 3 home and 3 away games: 6 games x 4 teams = 24 games Against each non-divisional conference opponent — 1 home and 1 away game: 2 games x 10 teams = 20 games  Against each non-conference opponent — 1 home and 1 away game: 2 games x 15 …

NHL Realignment Project – Week 51

The Benefits: • Rivalries — Like I mentioned earlier in this post, with reader inputs I’ve done my best work so far in keeping most of the major rivalries together. The more obvious ones are all here, of course, but even the “secondary” ones like the Sabres and the Leafs have been maintained where possible. Some …

NHL Realignment Project – Week 50

The Benefits: • Media — With one conference boasting all eight members as previous Stanley Cup winners, we might score a bit of a running narrative for TV/print/electronic media to latch on to. Kind of like the SEC has in college football now. The teams in the Orr will obviously hate each other a ton, but …

Hockey, Hollywood and Fanboys

Hockey, Hollywood and Fanboys

Why the NHL needs to rid themselves of Gary Bettman – Grantland

A great Grandland article on our most glorious leader. It was from last week, and I totally missed it then, but it’s definitely worth a read. Follow the link below to read on Grantland’s site: Why the NHL needs to rid themselves of Gary Bettman – Grantland ».

Coming Soon — An Updated Illustrated History of the NHL

As ime permits, I’ve been adding rollovers to my “Illustrated History of the NHL” infographic. The rollovers give info on what happened at each entry on the timeline. Keep an eye out… I’m hoping to launch the update next week. Until then, you can always check out the current (and still cool) version. UPDATE: The …

If ever there is an NHL again, where would you like to see it expand?

NHL Expansion — If you were in charge, where would you put an expansion franchise? Select from the list below or add your own. You’re limited to one vote every 24 hrs, but other than that, come back and vote as often as you like to make your voice louder in the debate.    

NHL Realignment Project – Week 49

The Benefits: • Rivalries — I tried my best to keep most of the major rivalries together. The more obvious ones are all here, of course, but even the “secondary” ones like the Sabres and the Leafs have been maintained where possible. Some of the Hull Conference teams could evolve into good rivalries too, like Dallas …

NHL Realignment Project – Week 48

The Benefits: • Rivalries — I tried my best to keep most of the major rivalries together. The more obvious ones are all here, of course, but even the “secondary” ones like the Sabres and the Leafs have been maintained where possible. • Travel — Four conferences cut down on travel for the teams that currently have …