Neoteny wrote:It looks like realignment got through the Players' Association.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=6590 ... L|NHL|home
That's too bad. I've really been hoping they do away with the conferences/divisions for a while now. Just simplify the whole thing, top 16 teams make the playoffs and run a bracket that way, get rid of the garbage where the division winners automatically take the higher seeds. It's never been fair to the stronger divisions where they lose home ice advantage just because one division (coughSEcough) is weaker than the others.
Army of GOD wrote:Lil_SlimShady wrote:Army of GOD wrote:Pens/Flyers is the best rivalry in hockey at the moment. It would be fun to watch if I wasn't getting a heart attack after every Flyer goal.
Are you kidding me? Their games are embodiment of horrible defence and even more horrible goaltending. Exciting to watch but send the wrong message about what it takes to be successfull in the league.
I was expecting someone to say that but while I am a defense-lover myself, I don't think it takes away from the games. I'm just saying from a subjective view that this is the best rivalry in hockey at the moment. Not nearly as much history as Bruins/Habs, Wings/Hawks, etc., but it's good right now.
But trust me, unless Fleury gets back to 09 form or Bylsma starts emphasizing defense, I'm fearing we won't be able to make a great run in the playoffs.
It's definitely the best rivalry going right now, since both teams are playing well and you have goonish players on each side that hate each other. The Toronto/Montreal rivalry is starting to come back since both teams aren't sucking this year.
For my money, the best game I've watched thus far was the Hawks/Wings game last Sunday. It was a big rivalry game but played clean, fast, and hard. A lot of fun to watch.
The season is only half over and I already hate living in Calgary.