Minimum amount of games needed for playoff seeding?
Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:00 PM
So my question is what would the minimum amount of games that each team would need to play to determine let's say a half decent play-off bracket in your opinion
Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:01 PM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:13 PM
Personally I say just cancell the season and get it over with
Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:02 PM
I would say 48 since that is what they went with last time a season was shortened.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:37 PM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:51 PM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:07 AM
When the Vancouver Millionaires won in 1915, they played 17 games in the regular season.
They went 13-4. Won the PCHL title
The rules were the NHA champions (Forerunner to the NHL) would play the PCHL champions.
Ottawa Senators and Montreal Wanderers both finished 14-6 and played a two game aggregate series to see who played for the cup. Ottawa won 4-1 overall. So they played a whopping 22 games to get to the Stanley Cup.
The Stanley Cup was a best of 5 series. Vancouver won in 3 straight all at the Denman Arena (Downtown Vancouver). How weird is it that the guy who won the series winning goal was Barney Stanley for the Millionaires? Cyclone Taylor scored 6 goals in the series, and Barney Stanley scored 5. Both Taylor and Stanley are in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
So by that count we could have a 17-22 game season. But I think 48 is really the bare minimum.
Edited by Ghostsof1915, 24 November 2012 - 11:11 AM.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:15 AM