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2 3 2 Stanley Cup Playoff format?

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Given how in last seasons MLB playoffs, where they used that format throughout their post season, (5 game series, 2 away, 3 home; 7 game series, 2 home, 3 away, 2 home), it wouldn't surprise me if the NHL decides to follow format for the following reasons:

1) Saves on travel and cost of travel.

2) Hopefully condenses playoff schedule?

Reason why I won't like it is because if a series ends in 5 games, the team that has the home ice advantage loses the extra home game especially if the home ice advantage team wins the Stanley Cup in 5 games, they won't be able to celebrate the win with their fans!

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God, I hope not......both are horrible. Besides, I think the playoff format is fine as it is, the regular season however............way too long and if they are looking at changing anything, it should be this

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I hate that format so much. frack travel costs. Most series, especially a Finals matchup is going to go more than 5 games. I'd be pissed off if I was the team that gets the 3 games because those home fans are much less likely to see the win on home ice (if they were to win it in 6 games)..

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They tried that a number of years ago.

I don't like it because if you start with home ice advantage, but drop one at home, you may never get the chance to play in front of your home crowd again. At least with 2-2-1-1-1, if you have home ice and then go down 3-1, you get the chance to start the comeback at home.

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no, that format favours the lower seed.

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Rather go 3-2-2

What's the point of playing an 82 game schedule to gain position and get virtually no benefit?

Make it worth the fight... If you want to play on home ice...earn it!!

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Rather go 3-2-2

What's the point of playing an 82 game schedule to gain position and get virtually no benefit?

Make it worth the fight... If you want to play on home ice...earn it!!

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5 home game to the away's 2? lol that won't go over well

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Meh, I don't mind if its only for the finals like the NBA (because traveling is a pain) but not every series.

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Rather go 3-2-2

What's the point of playing an 82 game schedule to gain position and get virtually no benefit?

Make it worth the fight... If you want to play on home ice...earn it!!

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May as well do 4 and 3 at that rate. Home ice would mean even more.

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I like the current format over the 2-3-2, but I agree that with the current arrangement, the top seed doesn't get a huge advantage. I'd love to see what a 3-2-2 or 4-3 would do to the intensity of the regular season!

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Imagine if the 2011 Stanley Cup finals used he 2 3 2 format. The Canucks likely would have been down 2-3 in the series against Boston heading into game 6!

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2-3-2 formate favours the Eastern Conference teams in the play-offs. Eastern teams have no idea what it's like to travel like our Western teams. I loved the fact that Van/Bos had to fly coast to coast to play, except for the night that Glee was at the TD Garden. We Western teams do it all year, so we are a little used to it. They already move the time of the game up for Eastern audience's and make us play a late afternoon game. 2-2-1-1-1 if perfect.

Also with NBC deciding when games are played I believe in an early round of the play-oofs 2 teams played back to back ona Sat/Sun. Let all go back to whgen NBC was not interested in hockey, Eastern teams on one night, Western teams the next night....

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They tried that a number of years ago.

I don't like it because if you start with home ice advantage, but drop one at home, you may never get the chance to play in front of your home crowd again. At least with 2-2-1-1-1, if you have home ice and then go down 3-1, you get the chance to start the comeback at home.

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May as well do 4 and 3 at that rate. Home ice would mean even more.

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Holy, the conferences is one thing, but I hope not this. Are they re-designing the league's formats?

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