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    CCHA makes everyone else wait, kills 3rd place game

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    Sorry everyone. Wait until 9pm Sunday to figure out where to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronconick View Post
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    Sorry everyone. Wait until 9pm Sunday to figure out where to go.
    Or in some cases, if you even make it. Granted, we would usually know by Saturday evening, as the PWR is quite effective in determining who makes it (insert KRACH whining here).

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    Re: CCHA makes everyone else wait, kills 3rd place game

    Well, it's a long season, what's a few more hours?

    At least they got rid of the third place game, which has always been infinitely stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Papagiorgio View Post
    Well, it's a long season, what's a few more hours?

    At least they got rid of the third place game, which has always been infinitely stupid.
    Completely agree 3rd place games was a waste of time. I would have been ****ed to see my team in that game

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronconick View Post
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    Sorry everyone. Wait until 9pm Sunday to figure out where to go.
    So the CCHA will exist for one more day than expected. It probably means that their commissioner gets an extra year of pay.

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    The removal of a third-place games will make it harder for a CCHA team on the bubble of making the NCAA tournament and in need of a quality win to secure a spot in the national tournament.
    Situations where a team can play their way into the tournament by winning the third place game are roughly as likely as situations where a team can play their way out of the tournament by losing the third place game. And the only time I remember a CCHA 3rd place game being relevant was the time when Notre Dame would make the tournament if they won or lost, but not if they tied.

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    I guess the CCHA just wanted attention before its death next season. Positive of this change is those that live within a few hours of Detroit can easily get to all the championship games now and not miss part of the early Friday semi-final without having to take off work.

    The elimination of the 3rd place game means less hockey But also, a team that has no chance to make the NCAA doesn't get stuck playing a meaningless (to them) 3rd place game.

    As for waiting until 9 pm Sunday for the selection show...I don't like it. It won't bother me this year with my team hosting a regional and 2 regionals within a 2 hour drive from my house. I feel bad for anyone trying to make regional travel plans though (which will be me in future years if this 9 pm Sunday becomes typical).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdilks View Post
    Situations where a team can play their way into the tournament by winning the third place game are roughly as likely as situations where a team can play their way out of the tournament by losing the third place game. And the only time I remember a CCHA 3rd place game being relevant was the time when Notre Dame would make the tournament if they won or lost, but not if they tied.
    A couple years ago, we knocked ourselves out of the NCAAs by dropping the 3rd place game.

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    Aww. No Walt Kyle Invitational this year.

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    My new theory is that the CCHA office financial season runs through March 23. Now the league exists for one more year, now they all want to be paid for it.
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    What a joke. Oh well. That pretty much sums up the league right there. That and the fact the commissioner's last gig was play-by-play.

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    Re: CCHA makes everyone else wait, kills 3rd place game

    The CCHA can't die fast enough . . . and yet they found a way to extend this rotting corpse for one more day -- just long enough to screw up the NCAA Sunday selection.

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    Re: CCHA makes everyone else wait, kills 3rd place game

    They had to push it back a day because the Red Wings were scheduled to play Dallas that Friday night. I wonder if they would move it back if that game doesn't end up happening?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaizeRage View Post
    They had to push it back a day because the Red Wings were scheduled to play Dallas that Friday night. I wonder if they would move it back if that game doesn't end up happening?
    Strong work by the CCHA working with the Wings. Yup, that is one close, great, mutually beneficial relationship. Darn good thing they never shopped around for any alternate sites of the CCHA Finals, because they had such a close and loving relationship with the 5,000 people who barely bothered to attend the CCHA Finals, right? The "Road to the Joe" has become a "Casual Walking path the Joe," sparsely populated with a few random Detroit suburbanites who got free tickets at a local gas station. Actually its pretty funny -- I mean, why would we EXPECT anything different than a rumbling Gong Show from this leadership (hahahahahaha) at the CCHA level. Again -- few tears will be shed when this rotting corpse of a league, this thundering pointless joke called the CCHA -- dies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGoBlueHockey View Post
    What a joke. Oh well. That pretty much sums up the league right there. That and the fact the commissioner's last gig was play-by-play.

    It'll be nice seeing Michigan take home that trophy and the regular-season trophy for this league one last time. Then it's off to dominate the B1G!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolverineTrumpet View Post
    ...Positive of this change is those that live within a few hours of Detroit can easily get to all the championship games now and not miss part of the early Friday semi-final without having to take off work...
    wT makes a good point here. While I'm not a fan of matinee hockey, the schedule has some advantages for the CCHA membership. And if this is only a one year aberration, it's not that big of a deal. But also consider:

    As for waiting until 9 pm Sunday for the selection show...I don't like it. It won't bother me this year with my team hosting a regional and 2 regionals within a 2 hour drive from my house. I feel bad for anyone trying to make regional travel plans though (which will be me in future years if this 9 pm Sunday becomes typical).
    Agreed. Further, if future BT tournaments get jerked around like this, it's a problem that calls into question JLA's ability to properly host.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakerblue View Post
    Strong work by the CCHA working with the Wings. Yup, that is one close, great, mutually beneficial relationship. Darn good thing they never shopped around for any alternate sites of the CCHA Finals, because they had such a close and loving relationship with the 5,000 people who barely bothered to attend the CCHA Finals, right? The "Road to the Joe" has become a "Casual Walking path the Joe," sparsely populated with a few random Detroit suburbanites who got free tickets at a local gas station. Actually its pretty funny -- I mean, why would we EXPECT anything different than a rumbling Gong Show from this leadership (hahahahahaha) at the CCHA level. Again -- few tears will be shed when this rotting corpse of a league, this thundering pointless joke called the CCHA -- dies.
    Out of curiosity, what does Dallas' schedule look like? While the Wings have control over most things, the NHL is the one that sets the schedule. That may have been the most ideal situation for all parties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    Out of curiosity, what does Dallas' schedule look like? While the Wings have control over most things, the NHL is the one that sets the schedule. That may have been the most ideal situation for all parties.
    The NHL Teams have to give the nhl a certain amount of dates that they can play home games, i wonder why they didnt block that friday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by klbaum1077 View Post
    The NHL Teams have to give the nhl a certain amount of dates that they can play home games, i wonder why they didnt block that friday?
    That's what I'm wondering too.... We see it here in Chicago year in and year out in November (Ringling Brothers circus) and February (Disney on Ice) where other events bump the Hawks/Bulls... The CCHA's are an annual event, so one would think that the 3rd weekend in March would be off limits so to speak... Granted the CCHA's don't make anywhere near the amount of money as the two events I mentioned here in Chicago, but all 3 have been booking roughly the same dates for 15-20 years....
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    Quote Originally Posted by klbaum1077 View Post
    The NHL Teams have to give the nhl a certain amount of dates that they can play home games, i wonder why they didnt block that friday?
    The CCHA, and college hockey in general, were an afterthought. Just my guess.

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