Uncle Si wrote:I dont understand the format. I see playoff series and round Robin. 6 teams are eliminated already.
Anyone have a link?
I'm lazy to find a link
but here it is in a nutshell. 12 team got in from each conference (8 more teams than a normal playoff)
Here's how it plays out in each conference to start:
Top 4 teams based on when the season stopped are into the next round, but they play each other in a round robin to determine seeding from 1-4. The remaining teams in the conference (5-12) pair off and play a best of 5 series. After those 2 rounds are over you end up with 8 teams left in each conference who then pair off based on seeding and go from there.
A lot of people watching due to being starved for live sports, but also a lot of people not giving up their summer outdoor activities like camping and golf to sit and watch hockey. Our summers up here are too short!
Next round could get interesting for ratings in Canada. The biggest draw here (Toronto) along with 2 big stars (McDavid and Crosby) facing elimination. If they all get knocked out round 1....