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^ Hadn't looked at it that way, but that would actually be a fantastic scenario.
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Gaborik headed to the Habs?! dear god, that would make them THE fastest team in the league.
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^Gaborik is healthy about 40% of the time; he usually suffers from some undisclosed "lower body injury". The Habs "gain" would be the Wild's gain.
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Toronto getting a second team? Would this double the misery of the fan base before another serious cup run? On the other hand, it could very well double the number of top draft picks playing in the city for the forseeable future.
I heard about this yesterday...It seems to be just speculation at this point but I think it could work. I think they should relocate an American team rather than go the expansion route. Atlanta would be my first choice.
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Gaborik headed to the Habs?! dear god, that would make them THE fastest team in the league.
I love the way the habs play. I prefer watching pure skill over brute force.
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I think they should relocate an American team rather than go the expansion route. Atlanta would be my first choice.

Seriously, is everyone living in the North America happy with the way your leagues are organized? No-one would like to see a league pyramid with relegation and promotion opportunitie instead of franchise system?
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Seriously, is everyone living in the North America happy with the way your leagues are organized? No-one would like to see a league pyramid with relegation and promotion opportunitie instead of franchise system?
I know the relegation system works well in Europe, but I wouldn't want to see it in the NHL. I think it would dilute the talent pool more than it already is.
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I know the relegation system works well in Europe, but I wouldn't want to see it in the NHL. I think it would dilute the talent pool more than it already is.

I would love to see a relegation system in North America. Sadly, it'll never happen here because it would decrease the value of franchises across the NHL--drastically in the case of teams that are worth loads but never perform, ie. Toronto. It would be a natural way for teams like Nashville to drop down the divisions and for stronger hockey markets to see their teams move up.

But the absolutely essential improvement (that is also not going to happen) would be to make scheduling fair. It's bizarre to rank teams based on points at the end of the year when those points were tallied according to different schedules.

For example, Phoenix has to play eight games each against the others in their division: San Jose, Dallas, LA, and Anaheim. Of those, only LA is a weak team. But Detroit gets to play its 32 divisional games against St. Louis, Nashville, Columbus, and Chicago, all of whom are rubbish.

Something like a 24-team league with three games against each other team resulting in a 69-game schedule sounds about right. (Bottom three being relegated, of course. )
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Martin Brodeur is a living-hockey-god. Just got another SO tonight . He is the best I may possibly see in my lifetime. The only other goalie right now that may come close to his stats is Henrik Lundqvist.
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YEA!!!!! THE FLYERS WON THEIR FIRST GAME!!!!
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YEA!!!!! THE FLYERS WON THEIR FIRST GAME!!!!
And Lupul has finally scored some points. My fantasy team needs more production from him...
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And Lupul has finally scored some points. My fantasy team needs more production from him...

Ahahaha, shitty luck for Erik Cole last night. Turning point of the game right there.

I can't believe Canucks have managed to score 6 goals twice so far only a handful of games in. Last season they scored 6 goals only THREE times the entire season. Lack of offense? Au Contraire... Way for the secondary scoring to step up.
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^^ yea your right.... they dont even need sundin

and Paul Kariya is the man!
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Ahahaha, shitty luck for Erik Cole last night. Turning point of the game right there. I can't believe Canucks have managed to score 6 goals twice so far only a handful of games in. Last season they scored 6 goals only THREE times the entire season. Lack of offense? Au Contraire... Way for the secondary scoring to step up.
I know...Even though the Oilers lost the game, I thought they actually played fairly well. They didn't go down without a fight and Hemsky had his best game of the year. At any rate, the game was closer than the score indicated.
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Had to post this up! My new GRAF G35 ULTRA ice hockey skates!
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Cool skates. Aren't Grafs heavy? They used to be when they first came out (many moons ago). I've used CCM for just about my entire time skating. I always thought they were the best...
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