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Franchise NHL / Re: NHL Chatter: Playoffs in 2-8 cities
« on: April 24, 2020, 07:42:41 PM »
The NHL and teams are exploring various cities for this plan.

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Franchise NHL / Re: 2020-21 NHL Season: PREDICTIONS?
« on: April 24, 2020, 07:41:59 PM »
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:
Well done, PPG. I think you've got a winning plan there. The start of the 2020-21 in January with training camp in December makes good sense if the NHL is able to play the rest of the 2019-20 season starting mid-Summer.
- DD

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Franchise NHL / Re: FNHL COVID-19 Discussion
« on: April 10, 2020, 02:26:42 PM »
I do not believe a tournament format for the NHL Play-offs in a limited number of cities would work as the home team would want to properly profit from their existing home games. A tournament format would mean rental of facilities and lost revenue for a home arena.

What would actually work is an NHL re-start with "pre-season" games played in select designated neutral cities while waiting for all NHL cities to lift guidelines for "no public gathers" and ensure enforcement of public health and safety measures are put in place to allow arenas to be filled safely. Having worked in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo during the SARS outbreak of 2002-03, I can say that screening and checkpoints are key to keeping COVID-19 in check.

- DD
This is what I feel strongly about. My personal feeling is that unfortunately, federal governments have already completed their modelling of economic impacts given various scenarios. The US and Canada who I follow closely are working towards the dump debt on the public, keep the banks in control of the general population and the party in office wins while banks and corporations win long-term with everyone owing them money while staying compliant in underpaid desk jobs for years to come. It's a terrible economic play by Governments.

The worst part of all this, the frontline workers in all essential services are going to be taxed heavily down the road because they are the only ones generating earnings these days.

All IMHO.

- DD

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Franchise NHL / Re: NHL Chatter: Playoffs in 2-8 cities
« on: April 10, 2020, 02:18:55 PM »
I do not believe a tournament format for the NHL Play-offs in a limited number of cities would work as the home team would want to properly profit from their existing home games. A tournament format would mean rental of facilities and lost revenue for a home arena.

What would actually work is an NHL re-start with "pre-season" games played in select designated neutral cities while waiting for all NHL cities to lift guidelines for "no public gathers" and ensure enforcement of public health and safety measures are put in place to allow arenas to be filled safely. Having worked in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo during the SARS outbreak of 2002-03, I can say that screening and checkpoints are key to keeping COVID-19 in check.

- DD

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Franchise NHL / Re: FNHL COVID-19 Discussion
« on: March 17, 2020, 11:39:31 PM »
I find people are very dismissive of the situation and almost daring the virus to find them. The younger they are, the more daring seems to be the trend which is dangerous. Our company has asked everyone to work remotely and use video conference tools. I've seen empty store shelves for milk, tissue paper, paper towels and toilet paper. I've been ordering groceries online and tipping the delivery people generously for being front line.

Hope every Franchise NHL owner is feeling healthy and well.

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This is an open discussion thread to talk about the impact of the NHL season currently put on hold.

To get the discussion going, here are some possible outcomes given possible NHL decisions re 2019-20 NHL season:

1) NHL pauses regular season and resumes regular play per existing matches - RECOMMENDATION: FNHL to resume FNHL playoffs with updated calendar dates.

2) If the NHL decides to cancel the remainder of the season... RECOMMENDATION: FNHL will keep FNHL regular season results, cancel FNHL playoffs & carry over 2019-20 prize pool to 2020-21 FNHL; FNHL draft contingent on NHL holding a draft with weighted lottery to determine draft position for the 8 remaining playoff teams.

3) If NHL decides to eliminate the remainder of its regular season and begin NHL playoffs when play resumes, FNHL playoffs will be cancelled and prize pool carried over to 2020-21 season.

The points above are for discussion and not firm decisions.
Please feel free to post your thoughts.
That is a fair plan.

There is also the possibility the NHL resumes play with a revised schedule but the same number of games over the course of what should be 3.5 weeks. First, we should ensure the remaining 1/2 week is balanced in a similar manner to what should have been the balance of this current week. Also, it will be important to determine if Fantrax can similarly account for and capture the future revised schedule and merge the new dates into the current Franchise NHL playoff set-up.

It really is a wait and see approach given how new this process is for all of us.

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Franchise NHL / Re: PLAYOFFS ROUND 1: 2019-20
« on: March 09, 2020, 10:45:05 PM »
Chicago management wishes the Nashville Predators good luck on the road to the Championship. Blackhawks had a lacklustre season and as with many teams in Franchise NHL, injuries took a toll.
We will start preparing for the off-season.
- DD

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Franchise NHL / Re: DISCUSSION: FNHL (Anti-)Tanking Precautions
« on: March 03, 2020, 04:21:01 PM »
I believe the fact owners pay annually to retain ownership of a team plus there is a lottery system in place both dissuade traditional "tanking" activities in FNHL.

:iatp:
I will agree with DToxFan. Well said.
- DD

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Franchise NHL / Re: HURRICANES INTRODUCE NEW OWNER 99WILDTHING
« on: March 03, 2020, 04:12:35 PM »
Welcome to Franchise NHL, 99WildThing.

As others have said, you have purchased a fine franchise in the Carolina Hurricanes. If you are ready to talk trade in the off-season, feel free to contact us in Chicago.

- DD

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Well done Jonathan. You hung in there and went through a classic rebuild that has netted you some of the top young talent in the game. Bravo!
- DD

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