2013/12/20 Leave a Comment
Endless Possibilities. Zero Consensus.
2013/07/19 2 Comments
I can’t say I love the “Metropolitan” name. But, overall it’s better than shifting the Central to the Eastern Time Zone.
Click the map to enlarge.
2013/07/06 8 Comments
Since the Coyotes are locked in (for at least five years), what might an NHL with expansion teams in Seattle and Quebec City look like? Let’s face it, relocation isn’t happening anytime soon (breath easy Panther, Devil, Blue Jacket fans). NHL expansion is the next hot thing (despite “talent pool” arguments to the contrary). Let’s check out how a four conference, no divisions NHL could look:
2013/06/28 6 Comments
My Stanley Cup infographic has been revised to include the Blackhawks latest triumph. Until next year!
2013/06/03 8 Comments
In his NY Times post, FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver steps away from politics and baseball to take on the NHL. The post’s title, “Why Can’t Canada Win the Stanley Cup?” is a lead-in premise to his re-imagining of a more balanced league in terms of where and how intense fanbases seem to be.
It’s nice to see a mind far smarter and more analytical than my feeble patchwork of five or six braincells look at how to better the league.
I’ve taken his new 28-team optimized NHL and put my ol’ realignment spin on it. Same guidelines apply as my NHL Realignment Project:
1). Keep the conferences limited to one or two time zones (a.k.a limit East-West travel);
2.) Preserve rivalries as much as logistically possible.
Here’s the map (click it for full size):
Bonus Tidbits (mmmmmmmmmm Timbits):
Nice to post something about realignment again. I gotta say, I missed it.
As always, thanks for reading… and make sure to check out Nate Silver’s book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail but Some Don’t
Check out the rest of the NHL Realignment Project too, in case you missed it.