I guess this player isn't the star, he's another Bertuzzi. What will people see when he comes to Western Canada... Another injury?panoo said:Canadian Press
12/3/2006 12:11:33 PM
The NHL's unbalanced schedule will be front and centre when owners meet Monday and Tuesday in Palm Beach, Fla.
The owners will try to find the consensus their GMs could not. Despite the talk coming out of the GMs meeting in early November that the schedule would likely remain the same for next season, the owners can change it if they find a solution that appeases two thirds of the room this week.
There remains a faction, mostly from Western Conference teams, that will press for change, wanting more outside conference games so that stars such as Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and Washington's Alexander Ovechkin make the rounds in every arena. Still, reaching consensus won't be easy.
Also on the agenda this week will be playoff bracketing. Teams currently get reseeded after the first round of the playoffs based on regular-season finish, but owners may vote to change the format so that teams are bracketed - NCAA basketball-style - and know who they will face in the second round no matter who wins.
For example, if No. 8 Vancouver plays No. 1 Anaheim in the first playoff round, the survivor would automatically play the winner of the No. 4 San Jose and No. 5 Detroit series, regardless of whether the Canucks upset the Ducks or not.
Owners will also get a look at the early projected revenue numbers for this season.
Contrary to popular belief, NHL revenues are not expected to ''flatline'' this season. Sources indicate owners will be told that ''medium growth'' is expected at this point, which means the US$44-million, team-by-team salary cap will raise again next season, although not nearly as much as the $5-million jump from last year when revenues blew away initial projections.
Sidney Crossby is the man. Lol sorry for being offtopic.
Yes i hate NHL schedule. They should chnage it.