Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:28 PM
I'm all in favor of hockey, but I figured this would be the result.
Get ready for lots of games against Phoenix, Dallas, San Jose, Kings.
You mean you paid for tickets so you could see some of the players on the East teams? You're a native New Yorker, who was looking forward to perhaps a Rangers game. Too bad.
On a side note, given the way the Ducks performed against teams in their division last season, the Sharks excepted, I'd say the chances of making the playoffs are pretty dismal. One thing is certain, if the Ducks have a start like last season, you can forget about any type of miraculous comeback. They need to stay in the top 8 from the beginning, and minimize the regulation losses.
But at least we get to see Selanne play, and maybe he'll want to return for a full season, instead of in a season which should have a great big ASTERISK next to it.
I'm sorry, but whatever they come up with, is illegitimate. The best thing about hockey, is that teams battle it out over an 82 game schedule, where they play every team in the league at least once, before having to endure a minimum 16 game playoff run.
Wattered down, pure and simple. Because these jerks could not figure this out a month ago. No Winter Classic, No All Star Game, 2/3rds A Schedule.