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Poll: Shorter regular season permanently? (68 member(s) have cast votes)

Are you in favour of a shorter regular season?

  1. Yes (32 votes [47.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.06%

  2. No (36 votes [52.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 52.94%

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#31 elvis15

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:47 PM

I don't like the playoffs going into June. But $$$$$$$$$$$$$ so it will never happen. There is a chance the season will be lengthened but no chance of being shortened.

This^

Less games means less revenue for the owners and considering that's all we've been talking about with the lockout I don't see it happening.

EDIT: why do people make polls that are intended to pick only one answer so you can pick both?

Edited by elvis15, 02 November 2012 - 04:48 PM.

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#32 Stefan

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

I wouldn't mind a shorter season by decreasing the number of games played against other teams in our division.

The breakdown of the games should be something like

1) A Home and Away against every other team in the league. (29 x 2) games
2) An extra game against the other teams in your conference (29 x 2)+14 games=72 games.

Eh

Edited by Stefan, 02 November 2012 - 07:40 PM.

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#33 avelanch

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:53 PM

Grammer police you didn't notice the spelling mistake there? lol

it was intentional... but thanx fur cuming ought

Edited by avelanch, 02 November 2012 - 07:54 PM.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:57 PM

When you have too much of something, people usually get bored of it no matter what it is. Less would create much more demand and interest which is better for business

you DO know it was a joke, right?
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

Grammer police you didn't notice the spelling mistake there? lol

Irony is ironic.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:53 AM

Anyone else remember the old saying "If it isn't broken, don't fix it"? There haven't been any real problems with an 82 game season, a shorter season would only further hurt the struggling markets.


On the flip side, there's also the saying "Good is the enemy of great". A shorter season would make every game a little more meaningful and should raise the quality of the product.

As to the struggling markets, maybe they need to relocate or fold - either of which would lead to a stronger league.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:54 PM

Sure. Then add another round of playoffs. I'm sure the owners will love it.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

Theoretically (unlikely, I know), if the league and PA come to a miraculous agreement, how many games would be played at this point in time? 60? 40? Would the cancellation of the Winter Classic have any bearing on the # of games?
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:44 PM

Even with a shorter season you'd still get plenty of games through 'the long winters'.


The more the merrier.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:44 PM

I can't stand hockey once it gets into late spring shorter seasons means may at the latest.


Why do you hate spring games though?
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:59 PM

Definitely not. It sucks that our travel is so brutal over 82, but the stats would be messed and no records would ever be broken...ever.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:10 AM

5 games off the pre-season
10 games off the regular season

especially with the amount of travel the canucks have to do.. this would be a huge advantage for them.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:25 AM

A shorter season makes a lot of sense. Your first point is valid. A shortened season would be beneficial to the level of play. Fresher players means faster, more exciting regular season and playoff games. Every game would become more important and wins within the division become critical.
A shortened season also allows more time for injuries to heal and may lessen the pressure on top players to return to play too early and re aggravating old injuries. Players like Crosby and Kesler would definately have benefitted from this. Ending the season in mid May allows more time for GMs to prepare for things like the draft. I believe that it also allows more time to deal with trade issues leading up to the draft.
I don't believe there would be a significant drop in revenue. As was stated the lack of competition with the NBA Playoffs allows for more lucrative playoff deals with American markets. This, I believe, would be nothing but a plus for all concerned. Added exposure during a relatively dead time in the sports world would have to be viewed as beneficial to owners and players alike.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

I don't like the playoffs going into June. But $$$$$$$$$$$$$ so it will never happen. There is a chance the season will be lengthened but no chance of being shortened.


I have to agree with you on that . I still remember when the playoffs would end in May. I remember at some point that Bettman was thinking of expanding the playoffs to 20 teams. God forbid if that ever happens. We be seeing the finals in July.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:15 AM

I wouldn't mind if they cut it down to a couple games shorter but i prefer a longer season.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

72 games is the way it always should have been. It got broke by trying to "fix" it back then.

Bring back 72!
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:39 PM

Drop two teams to 28 teams.

Full interlocking schedule (i.e. every team plays each team twice, so we get to see Pittsburgh, Montreal, Toronto, Tampa, Philly every season) 2 x 27 = 54 games

Play each team in the conference twice 13 x 2 = 26 games

54+26= 80 games.

Problem solved. Best of all it gets rid of cushy travel schedules for the East and evens out the travel for everyone.

Edited by Ghostsof1915, 12 November 2012 - 02:41 PM.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:43 PM

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:50 AM

I have to work all year long, why don't they?


Your work is not even comparable to theirs.
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