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Franchise NHL / Re: NHL Chatter: Playoffs in 2-8 cities
« on: May 06, 2020, 05:33:10 PM »
Edmonton and Vancouver are making a push to be host cities. I heard Toronto asked their Premier to host but might’ve go a flat NO.

Franchise NHL / Re: Sup with the SUP?
« on: May 06, 2020, 05:32:10 PM »
Hey Bill.
Everything’s on pause as of March 12th because the FNHL playoffs impact other downstream dates in FNHL like the Supplemental Draft and extensions and trades etc.

For now we sit, watch old games from the 80s and hope the NHL gets things restarted in late May like they’re talking about right now.

Franchise NHL / Re: FNHL COVID-19 Discussion
« on: April 21, 2020, 11:30:16 AM »
In Quebec, this pandemic has exposed a huge F-up in the management of our long term care system where most of the deaths have occurred ... they are mostly Provincial Gov managed.

It begs the question how the Provincial government uses money if there is such a lack of personnel to help Quebec long term care patients compared to other Canadian provinces.

The topper... Quebec government tried to deflect blame to doctors. Sad.

I really find it interesting how COVID-19 is exposing big flaws in our society.

Franchise NHL / Re: 2020-21 NHL Season: PREDICTIONS?
« on: April 21, 2020, 11:09:08 AM »
My guess, the 2020-21 NHL season will be truncated and feature a 45 game regular season and full playoffs.

Shortened regular season to account for the delay to the 2019-20 season completion.

45 game because they've done something similar during the last labor dispute with 48 games in 2012-13.

The season will start in December with training camps and officially start mid-January as it did in 2012-13 with the 1st regular season game was played January 19th.

Playoffs will follow the regular format with best of 7 series.

:iatp: I agree with Mordecai. PPG you should be working for the NHL to get them up and running again.

Franchise NHL / NHL Chatter: Playoffs in 2-8 cities
« on: April 09, 2020, 02:40:27 AM »
Have you guys read the reports that the NHL and teams are tinkering with the possibility of playing the postseason in 2 or up to 8 cities?

Seems like an interesting twist to get the NHL playoffs moving. Many cities have banned public gatherings Thru June and early July which is likely why the NHL is exploring this Super Bowl-like option. I think the NBA is also thinking of a tournament in neutral cities for their playoffs.

PPG I would’ve guessed that a guy like Parayko or Skjei would be more of your type of player to pick especially Skjei with his hard hitting style.

Talk of a possible 31 team playoff format with no regular season makes sense.

That would nudge us toward Option 1 with the FNHL playoffs setup in parallel with the 2020-21 season regular. We’ll see what happens.

Franchise NHL / Re: FNHL COVID-19 Discussion
« on: April 07, 2020, 02:38:34 AM »
Only today did Canada recommend the use of masks for ppl. I thought it was a no brainer to put a personal filter on everyone. Just common sense.

Sad how slow Canada has been to learn lessons other countries learned during SARS in 2002-03.

Franchise NHL / Re: 2019-20 FNHL Overpaid Players (Playoff Edition)
« on: March 22, 2020, 03:04:42 AM »
I'm wondering if there's a reason there's a smaller list of MOST OVERPAID PLAYERS in FNHL.

But here's my attempt at bringing it back for the 2019-20 season. Being the owner of the most OVERPAID player, I think that honour belongs to me. :rofl:

I've cut and paste this from the 2015-16 post started by Pigsrule and will use it as a evolving post. After the Sharks players, the list is in no particular order.

2011-12 List of overpaid FNHL players
2012-13 List
2013-14 List
2014-15 List
2015-16 List
Who belongs on the 2019-20 List?

  • :SJ: RW - Josh Anderson, $10.3m (2019-2024) - product of a FA bidding war
  • :SJ: LW - Milan Lucic, $5.7m (2019-2023) - there are way cheaper options for the same output on the wing
  • :SJ: LW/RW - Thomas Vanek, $1.6m (2019-2022) - a slow footed FA who refuses to retire at age 36
  • :ANA: D - Damon Severson, $6.0m (2018-2022) - plays like a bottom pairing D
  • :ANA: G - Alex Lyon, $3.6m (2018-2021) - does this guy even have a real shot at the NHL?
  • :CLG: D - Ryan McDonagh, $5.3m (2017-2020) - plays like a 7th or 8th D
  • :CLG: G - Ryan Miller, $7.1m (2017-2021) - retirement material?
  • :LAK: D - Derek Forbort, $3.5m (2018-2021) - not producing even when he's not on on the IR
  • :LV: LW - Patrick Marleau, $4.7m (2018-2021) - 40yo has seen better days
  • :COL-NHL: G - Timur Bilyalov, $5.1m (2019-2022) - until he reaches the NHL, this KHLer is an expensive prospect
  • :COL-NHL: G - Henrik Lundqvist, $13.5m (2017-2022) - on a bad team and past his prime too
  • :STL-NHL: C/LW - Joe Pavelski, $8.3m (2018-2023) - has not been elite this year with the Stars
  • :STL-NHL: D - Nick Holden, $5.2m (2018-2021) - maybe a little more expensive that he should be
  • :WIN: D - Oliwer Kaski, $3.7m (2019-2022) - the result of FA bidding war?
  • :WIN: G - Michael Hutchinson, $5.1m (2017-2020) - blew his chance to remain an NHLer with Leafs
  • :BUF-NHL: C - Martin Hanzal, $2.2m (2018-2021) - played total of 45 games in 3 yrs!!!!
  • :DET-NHL: G - Cory Schneider, $5.8m (2019-2023) - lots of term left on this contract for an AHL goalie
  • :FLO: RW - Corey Perry, $6.6m (2017-2021) - well past expiry date for that contract
  • :FLO: D - Johnny Boychuk, $8.0m (2016-2021) - just an ordinary blueliner nowadays
  • :OTT: LW - Zack Smith, $5.5m (2017-2021) - reminds me of Lucic's contract and scoring output
  • :OTT: G - Calvin Pickard, $4.6m (2018-2021) - stuck in the AHL on a bad team like DET!?!?!
  • :OTT: G - Keith Kinkaid, $5.1m (2017-2021) - stuck in the AHL on a bad team like MTL!?!?!
  • :CLS: C - Ryan Spooner, $3.2m (2018-2021) - someone file a missing persons report on Spooner!
  • :CLS: RW - Cam Atkinson, $7.5m (2018-2023-FP-9.9 ) - he's good but this was a FA bidding war contract
  • :NJD: LW - Matt Martin, $5.1m (2018-2021) - just like Lucic and Zack Smith
  • :NJD: LW - Patrick Maroon, $6.0m (2018-2022) - just like Lucic, Zack Smith and Martin
  • :NJD: RW - Marko Dano, $4.4m (2018-2021) - got paid and left town
  • :NYR: RW - Phil Kessel, $4.5m (2019-2022) - how the mighty have fallen!
  • :NYR: G - Cam Talbot, $8.9m (2019-2024) - too expensive for a backup
  • :PIT-NHL: RW - Tyler Pitlick, $2.7m (2019-2022) - overpaid for a depth guy
Brilliant! Great work! :iatp:

That Boychuk contract is going to change next season for the better. Count on it.

This idea has LEGS baby!

I like that idea to play out the remainder of the 2019-20 playoffs.

Running with that idea to building on that thought, we could create a parallel league with the 8 remaining playoff teams at the start of 2020-21 and play out
* Round 2 Thurs-Sun -- 4 days
* Conference Finals -- 1 week
* FNHL FINALS -- 2 weeks

We would have to ensure:
* the remaining 8 teams have a say and
* 8 teams would need to agree to any setup that is not the expected regular course of the FNHL playoffs we normally undertake
* 8 teams would need to agree unanimously that the prize pool is in-play or agree the remainder of FNHL playoffs are for fun only with no official result recorded.

Parallel league to play out the remainder of the playoffs would be free to setup on Fantrax because it's less than 12 or 16 teams -- but to be double checked by myself & PR.

I believe commissioner controls would allow me and PR to set matchups for each remaining Playoff Round.

I agree. This plan has strong potential. We might be able to get the Premium fighting stat free if Fantrax still allows a free month trial. We could potentially manually enter the results into the 2019-20 version of FNHL on Fantrax for record keeping.

My hope is the NHL can play out the regular season starting in mid June if you look at how some countries showing recovery from COVID-19 needed 3 months to get things under control. The NHL and players want to recoup all the lost revenue they can when play resumes.

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