NHL playoff format 2014: How does the new system work? – SBNation.com

Everyone seems to be confused on the new format of the NHL playoffs this year. Here’s your primer:

NHL playoff format 2014: How does the new system work? – SBNation.com. [SB Nation]

—TF

NHL looking to expand; Kansas City, of course, is not on the list | The Fast Pitch | The Pitch

NHL looking to expand; Kansas City, of course, is not on the list | The Fast Pitch | The Pitch.

NHL rumors: Is Las Vegas No. 2 on potential expansion list? – CBSSports.com

NHL rumors: Is Las Vegas No. 2 on potential expansion list? – CBSSports.com.

Which cities best fit Gary Bettman’s criteria for NHL expansion? – The Hockey News

 

Which cities best fit Gary Bettman’s criteria for NHL expansion? – The Hockey News.

Duhatschek: A novel idea for the NHL’s expansion woes – The Globe and Mail

Duhatschek: A novel idea for the NHL’s expansion woes – The Globe and Mail.

NHL arena motion rescheduled due to Germany trip

An update on the latest goings-on in the Markham Arena deal-or-no-deal:

 

NHL arena motion rescheduled due to Germany trip.

Devils!!!

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Jagr makes Puddy super-excited (TSN)»

 

 

2013-14 NHL Map – Now with Official Division Names

 

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.

 

NHL-Realignment-Map-2013-14-Final-Division-Names

NHL Expansion Scenario – Quebec City and Seattle

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:

(click anywhere on the map to enlarge)

 

NHL Map - Expansion to Seattle and Quebec City

Lords of the Stanley Cup – A Stanley Cup Infographic

My Stanley Cup infographic has been revised to include the Penguins latest triumph. Until next year!

See the infographic »

—TF