NHL Season 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.
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 - RedBaron0, South America New York Islanders - SNARF17WD, Italy New York Rangers - shoop76, USA Rockies Philadelphia Flyers - nashlloyd, France Pittsburgh Penguins - PabloDejaunopi, CCU
Northeast Division Boston Bruins - pzaviski2003, Middle East Buffalo Sabres - skepticCS, WWII Eastern Front Montreal Canadiens - ghirrindin, Montreal Ottawa Senators - keiths31, Midgard Toronto Maple Leafs - onu, Classic Shapes
Southeast Division Atlanta Thrashers - Neoteny, Extreme Global Warming Carolina Hurricanes - zips5000, Charleston Florida Panthers - Tripitaka, Alexander's Empire Tampa Bay Lightning - SuperWang, Classic Art Washington Capitals - dtellis, USA Great Lakes
Western Conference Central Division Chicago Blackhawks - jielking, Canada Columbus Blue Jackets - mrbang, High Seas Detroit Red Wings - Serbia, Puget Sound Nashville Predators - Pixar, USA St. Louis Blues - herus, Triple Alliance
Northwest Division Calgary Flames - HighlanderAttack, Ireland Colorado Avalanche - Big Jon, Soviet Union Edmonton Oilers - JoJo123, Iberia Minnesota Wild - vykingsfan64, Germany Vancouver Canucks - King Tet, Caribbean Islands
Pacific Division Anaheim Ducks - Bones2484, Chinese Checkers Dallas Stars - Kinnison, Texan Wars Los Angeles Kings - unknownhero, British Isles Phoenix Coyotes - amazzony, Crossword San Jose Sharks - got tonkaed, BeNeLux