joe wrote:Hi everyone happy new year!
1) Remove bettman and fehr asap
2) Shorten the season - It's too long start the season in december
3) Contract - Too many teams two teams in fla really? Phoenix? Columbus - great arena but will they ever compete?
4) Change playoff format - Why not give the division winners a bye in the first round?
1. Owners love Bettman for being the guy that gets the job done. Besides, who else would take the abuse that he gets and still returns with a smile? I predict two years from now he retires. Only so much hate before it damages the body and mind. Fehr goes before then.
2. If you shorten the season, East Coast US and Canadian fans can't go the early games in shorts. Hockey Sweaters and Shorts. A total fashion statement.
3. Will Florida, Phoenix, Columbus ever compete? At what? Florida made it to the Cup Finals, PHX was there till the end last season, and Columbus is still new in NHL years. If you want to contract based on performance, wouldn't Toronto be the first to go???
4. Momentum. Once you get a hot streak, you run with it. A first-round bye puts you on the shelf for up to two weeks. Just enough time to nurse injuries and lose a hot streak.
Happy New Year as well.
LETS GO PENS!