NHL Season 2 Tournament IMPORTANT: To join this tournament, you must have premium. Also, this league will be a long one. You'll be playing an 82 game regular season schedule. Games are handed in blocks of 3 home games a week, meaning you may play between 3 and 9 games a week, for approximately 14 weeks. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO COMMIT FOR SUCH A LONG TIME, PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP. All sign ups must be done in this thread.
TOURNAMENT SETTINGS All games will be 1v1, sequential, flat rate spoils, chained forts, and sunny. Each player must pick a team to represent and a home map that uses standard gameplay only. No maps with gimmicks or complex/confusing gameplay will be allowed. I reserve the right to veto any map choices. Map and Team choices will be given in order that they arrive. Please look carefully to may sure don't select a team or map that is already taken. A list of approved maps is provided below.
REGULAR SEASON The regular season will follow the 2008-2009 NHL schedule - meaning each player will play 82 regular season games. You will receive new games each week. I will make 3 home games per team. This means on average, you will be playing 6 games a week (3 home, 3 away). However, since this will follow the actual NHL schedule, there will be some weeks when you play more, some fewer, than 6 games total.
PLAYOFFS 12 teams will make the playoffs from each Conference. The 3 division winners, and the fourth place team will each get a first round bye. The first round matchups will be 5-12, 6-11, 7-10, 8-9. In the second round, the #1 will play the lowest remaining seed, #2 plays the second lowest, and so on. All rounds will feature best-of-7 series, in the 2-2-1-1-1 format. Home ice advantage goes to the team with the better regular season record. In the event of ties, tiebreakers will be determined first via head-to-head, then by conference record.
STANDINGS Standings will be updated weekly, or as often as I make a new batch of games. The standings will be posted at the bottom of this post.
THE TEAMS Eastern Conference Atlantic Division New Jersey Devils - denominator, Space New York Islanders - deanof7, Australia New York Rangers - mviola, Ireland Philadelphia Flyers - Revlisd, North America Pittsburgh Penguins - mcshanester29, Siege!
Northeast Division Boston Bruins - azak848, Italy Buffalo Sabres - skepticCS, WWII Eastern Front Montreal Canadiens - rishark1969, Montreal Ottawa Senators - Didacus, Castle Lands Toronto Maple Leafs - BunnRee, Iberia
Southeast Division Atlanta Thrashers - vykingsfan64, Great Lakes Carolina Hurricanes - Vaicius, Hong Kong Florida Panthers - ckyrias, Indian Empire Tampa Bay Lightning - IR1SH ACE, Haiti Washington Capitals - Conchobar, Oceania
Western Conference Central Division Chicago Blackhawks - rmjw10, USA Southeast Columbus Blue Jackets - dazzla35, Scotland Detroit Red Wings - Serbia, Midkemdil Nashville Predators - hagardunor, Classic St. Louis Blues - ghirrindin, Midgard
Northwest Division Calgary Flames - amazzony, Crossword Colorado Avalanche - RedBaron0, South America Edmonton Oilers - spidey, Canada Minnesota Wild - SNARF17WD, WWII Iwo Jima Vancouver Canucks - Night Strike, Vancouver
Pacific Division Anaheim Ducks - chapcrap, Mexico Dallas Stars - Tripitaka, Bamboo Jack Los Angeles Kings - Tomod, Nordic Countries Phoenix Coyotes - Moya, Germany San Jose Sharks - deantursx, Japan
Notes on the final standings: Islanders over Senators on head-to-head Devils over Rangers on head-to-head Hurricanes over Panthers on better divisional win record Hurricanes and Panthers over Penguins on better conference win record Blue Jackets over Sharks on head-to-head
Last edited by Serbia on Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:19 pm, edited 62 times in total.
mviola wrote:How big are the batches? (Not that it matters)
I'll edit this in - I typically will create 3 home games per team each week. This means on average you'll be playing 6 games a week (3 home, 3 away). However, since the schedule will follow the actual NHL schedule, some weeks you may end up playing few, some weeks more, than 6 games.