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ZHL playoffs thread

Post by TeeKay » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:44 pm

Making another one since the other voting one is locked (why btw?)

Currently the schedule is:

one series -
Sunday game 1/2
Tuesday game 3
Thursday game 4 (and game 5 if Friday is needed by 2nd series)
Friday game 5

Other series -
Sunday game 1/2
Wednesday 3
(Thursday game 4 if other series done)
Friday game 4 or 5


While overall the playoffs look cool, I really hate that you don't know of you will be playing on Thursday or Friday and it's completely up to the other series.

By Wednesday one series will still not know if they play the next day or Friday. This makes scheduling really tough with RL stuff and may lead to lesser lineups in key games because of conflicts.

I say just have it a straight:
One series -
Sunday 1/2
Wednesday 3
Friday 4/5

Other series -
Sunday 1/2
Tuesday 3
Thursday 4/5.

If one series ends early and there is 0 games on a Thursday or Friday, so be it. It's better than inconveniencing and making the other series worse.
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Re: ZHL playoffs thread

Post by Kyle » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:10 pm

Closed it because I thought the discussion was over and done with. That said, I didn't discuss the Thursday/Friday issue you've brought up here with anybody before applying it to the schedule, so if others agree that a series should be locked in at one or the other for both games 4 and 5, we'll do it that way. All that would do is remove the asterisk from the original schedule; otherwise, it'll still be exactly as posted on the news page (which was posted, what, two, three weeks ago? Way to keep up with current events, TK :P)
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Re: ZHL playoffs thread

Post by TeeKay » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:15 pm

Two or three weeks ago I didn't care about playoff formats cuz we were like 1-6 at the time and playoffs looked bleaker lol :P
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Re: ZHL playoffs thread

Post by Kyle » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:13 pm

UPDATE: Two major changes have been made to the playoff schedule. First, the asterisk on Games 4 and 5 in the first two rounds of the Tassadar Cup (ZHL playoffs) has been eliminated, so schedules for each series are not dependent upon how many games the other series takes. Second, the Artanis Cup (Probe League playoffs) was incorrectly scheduled as if it were a Best of Five bracket, but it is in fact Best of Three. As such, all eight teams in the probe league will make the playoffs, allowing us to fill those time slots out a bit more, and allowing all teams to have a shot at the Cup.

Round 1
Sunday, Oct 12 7:00 - 8:00 EDT - #3 vs #6 Games 1 and 2
Sunday, Oct 12 8:00 - 9:00 EDT - #4 vs #5 Games 1 and 2
Tuesday, Oct 14 9:00 EDT - #3 vs #6 Game 3
Wednesday, Oct 15 9:00 EDT - #4 vs #5 Game 3
Thursday, Oct 16 9:00 EDT - #3 vs #6 Games 4 and 5 if necessary
Friday, Oct 17 9:00 EDT - #4 vs #5 Games 4 and 5 if necessary

Semi-Finals
Sunday, Oct 19 7:00 - 8:00 EDT - #1 vs TBD (lowest remaining seed) Games 1 and 2
Sunday, Oct 19 8:00 - 9:00 EDT - #2 vs TBD Games 1 and 2
Tuesday, Oct 21 9:00 EDT - #1 vs TBD Game 3
Wednesday, Oct 22 9:00 EDT - #2 vs TBD Game 3
Thursday, Oct 23 9:00 EDT - #1 vs TBD Games 4 and 5
Friday, Oct 24 9:00 EDT - #2 vs TBD Games 4 and 5

Tassadar Cup Championship
Sunday, Oct 26 7:00 - 9:30 EDT - All games


Probe League playoff schedule is as follows:

Round 1
Sunday, Oct 12 9:00 – 9:30 EDT – #1 vs #8 Game 1
Sunday, Oct 12 9:30 – 10:00 EDT – #2 vs #7 Game 1
Sunday, Oct 12 10:00 – 10:30 EDT – #3 vs #6 Game 1
Sunday, Oct 12 10:30 – 11:00 EDT – #4 vs #5 Game 1
Tuesday, Oct 14 9:30 EDT – #1 vs #8 Games 2 and 3
Wednesday, Oct 15 9:30 EDT – #2 vs #7 Games 2 and 3
Thursday, Oct 16 9:30 (or 10:00, depending on ZHL) EDT – #3 vs #6 Games 2 and 3
Friday, Oct 17 9:30 (or 10:00, depending on ZHL) EDT – #4 vs #5 Games 2 and 3

Semi-Finals
Sunday, Oct 19 9:00 – 10:00 EDT – highest remaining seed vs lowest remaining seed Games 1 and 2
Sunday, Oct 19 10:00 – 11:00 EDT – second highest remaining seed vs second lowest remaining seed Games 1 and 2
Tuesday, Oct 21 9:30 EDT – highest remaining seed vs lowest remaining seed Game 3
Wednesday, Oct 22 9:30 EDT – second highest remaining seed vs second lowest remaining seed Game 3

Artanis Cup Championship
Thursday, Oct 23 9:30 (or 10:00, depending on ZHL) EDT – Game 1
Friday, Oct 24 9:30 (or 10:00, depending on ZHL) EDT – Game 2
Sunday, Oct 26 6:00 EDT – Game 3 if necessary
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