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  • JohnsonsJerseys
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    Originally posted by Nosferatu View Post
    The NCHC and WCHA will merge, creating the only Super-conference in American Collegiate Hockey.
    We already tried this in 2012-13, it was called the WCHA. Even with a super conference, it won't be big enough for some of the egos associated with member teams. The only way this plan would work would be a to have a two team division called "Screw You Guys" and another division for all the other teams called "The Rest of You". The SYG division would also get 100% of the conference profits and both autobids as clearly no one in the other division would be good enough to be worthy of one. There would also be no cross division play. Both divisions would be play 28 conference games. In the SYG division, they would just play with each other for the entire season.
    Ryan J

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  • Freddie
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    Originally posted by davyd83 View Post
    Flip Mankato and LSSU and you've got a winner.
    I considered that, but figured all three Yoopers would want to be together.
    Felt a bit sorry for Mankato in my plan, but figured somebody would have to be isolated.
    Looking at the map, however, your way does make more sense.

    A: BG, Miami, WMU, Ferris, LSSU, UAH
    B: Mankato, St Cloud, MTU. NMU, Duluth, Fairbanks
    C: Bemidji, NDak, Omaha, CC, Denver, Anchorage

    I can already hears the Alaskans *****ing about being split up. Deal with it. They were split up for the last how-ever many years. This year was the first time in modern history they've been together.

    Also, I'd think it would be worthwhile to ask the NCAA to make a special exception for hockey. Take into account the extreme distance Huntsville is from ANY possible opponents, and give schools who play there an extra two games like they do for Alaska. It would be good for the long term health of UAH and whatever conference they belong to.

    Hey, how about this for tournament:
    All three conferences have 1st round at campus sites (6@3, 5@4) 1 & 2 get byes.
    Then bring the two survivors and the byes FROM ALL 3 to a neutral site for single elimination semi and championship.
    Conference A semis Friday at 130pm and 5pm.
    Conference B semis Friday at 830pm and Saturday at 130pm
    Conference C semis Saturday at 5 and 830pm
    All 3 finals Sunday: 130, 500 and 830
    Call it College Hockey Nirvana.

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  • RapidsCity
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    Originally posted by davyd83 View Post
    Flip Mankato and LSSU and you've got a winner.
    North Dakota and Denver are way too super for such a conference.

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  • davyd83
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    Originally posted by Freddie View Post
    3 separate 6-team conferences, each with their own auto-bid.
    Call them whatever you like.

    BG, WMU, Miami, Ferris, Mankato, Huntsville
    Lake, NMU, MTU, Duluth, St Cloud, Fairbanks
    CC, Denver, Omaha, NDak, Bemidji, Anchorage

    Play each opponent in your own conference 4x (20 games) then either 1 opponent from each of the other conferences 2x (one home series, one away) for a 24 game schedule, OR 2 opponents from each of the other conferences 2x, for a 28 game schedule. All games among members of the three conferences count as conference games.

    Conference by-laws include:
    $50,000 fine to any school that accepts B1G contracts without 1-1 or 2-2 reciprocation.
    1 million dollar exit fee
    No shootouts

    Somebody else can figure out what to do about conference tournaments.
    Flip Mankato and LSSU and you've got a winner.

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  • beaverhockeyfan
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    Originally posted by Freddie View Post
    The 2game-total goals used to be common practice in tournament play. CCHA did it back in the late 70s early 80s. The NCAA used it in first round games back when the tournament was just 8 teams. I remember in 1984 BG lost at Boston U Friday 6-3, then had to go to overtime Saturday to win 5-1. Always thought it was a pretty goofy format.
    The NCAA used it at the D-II level in the 80s as well. BSU played many total goal series during that time frame.

    You could see the "pull the goalie while up 3" in the championship round robin if all three teams could end up tied and it comes down to goal differential.

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  • Freddie
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    The 2game-total goals used to be common practice in tournament play. CCHA did it back in the late 70s early 80s. The NCAA used it in first round games back when the tournament was just 8 teams. I remember in 1984 BG lost at Boston U Friday 6-3, then had to go to overtime Saturday to win 5-1. Always thought it was a pretty goofy format.

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  • beaverhockeyfan
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    Originally posted by Nosferatu View Post
    This should be the old system of 2 games-total goals; seeing a team leading by 1 goal pulling the goalie in desperation is a thing to see!
    I remember BSU and Huntsville playing two games (not total goals) for the 1994 NCAA D-II title. Each team won a game, UAH 5-3 and BSU 2-1, so they then played a one period mini game to decide the champion. The mini game ended tied, so then they played a sudden death overtime. BSU won 2-1!

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  • Freddie
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    Originally posted by Biddco View Post
    I think we should combine the Big 10, NCHC and WCHA and call it the Dead Horse League.
    Quit stealing my tag line, or you'll be hearing from my attorney

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  • ExileOnDaytonStreet
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    Originally posted by Biddco View Post
    I think we should combine the Big 10, NCHC and WCHA and call it the Dead Horse League.
    Yeah, but then everyone would be beating it.

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  • Freddie
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    [QUOTE=Nosferatu;5939330]
    Originally posted by beaverhockeyfan View Post
    Conference Tournament, First Weekend: #1 hosts #6, #2 hosts #5, #3 hosts #4 in an best two out of three at the highest seed.

    This should be the old system of 2 games-total goals; seeing a team leading by 1 goal pulling the goalie in desperation is a thing to see!

    I l
    This sounds like something from the BottomFeedersBracket thread

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  • Nosferatu
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    [QUOTE=beaverhockeyfan;5939303]Conference Tournament, First Weekend: #1 hosts #6, #2 hosts #5, #3 hosts #4 in an best two out of three at the highest seed.

    This should be the old system of 2 games-total goals; seeing a team leading by 1 goal pulling the goalie in desperation is a thing to see!

    I l

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  • Biddco
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    I think we should combine the Big 10, NCHC and WCHA and call it the Dead Horse League.

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  • beaverhockeyfan
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    Conference Tournament, First Weekend: #1 hosts #6, #2 hosts #5, #3 hosts #4 in a best two out of three at the highest seed.

    Conference Tournament, Second Weekend:
    -The three remaining teams are reseeded and play a round robin tournament at the highest seed remaining or predetermined venue.
    -One game each, Thursday night at 7, Friday night at 7, and Saturday late afternoon at 5.
    -#1 plays #3, #2 plays #3, #1 plays #2 in that order.
    -No ties, a game goes until there is a winner.
    -Two points for a win, zero for a loss.
    -If two teams are tied at the end of the round robin, head to head result is the tiebreaker. If all three teams are tied at the end of the round robin, goal differential is the tiebreaker.

    With one game of hockey per day, the ice should be in good condition and fans have more time to party it up before hand! The Saturday game would also allow some party time before people head on home.
    Last edited by beaverhockeyfan; 04-03-2014, 04:18 PM. Reason: Formatting and game times.

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  • Freddie
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    3 separate 6-team conferences, each with their own auto-bid.
    Call them whatever you like.

    BG, WMU, Miami, Ferris, Mankato, Huntsville
    Lake, NMU, MTU, Duluth, St Cloud, Fairbanks
    CC, Denver, Omaha, NDak, Bemidji, Anchorage

    Play each opponent in your own conference 4x (20 games) then either 1 opponent from each of the other conferences 2x (one home series, one away) for a 24 game schedule, OR 2 opponents from each of the other conferences 2x, for a 28 game schedule. All games among members of the three conferences count as conference games.

    Conference by-laws include:
    $50,000 fine to any school that accepts B1G contracts without 1-1 or 2-2 reciprocation.
    1 million dollar exit fee
    No shootouts

    Somebody else can figure out what to do about conference tournaments.

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  • beaverhockey
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    Will never happen. No way anyone is giving up one autobid. Now, if you could get it to 18 teams...and form 3 separate conferences from them (all with 6 teams) and get 3 autobids...and have a scheduling agreement amongst the three "leagues"...it in theory, could work.
    Last edited by beaverhockey; 04-03-2014, 12:29 PM.

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