On December 30, it was reported that the National Hockey League was toying with the idea of adding teams to the playoff format.
There’s also talk of adding wild card teams for playoffs so more teams get a shot at the Cup.
— Josh Rimer (@JoshRimerHockey) December 30, 2012
Then, three days later, former NHLer and current Rogers Sportsnet panelist Nick Kypreos tweeted the same thing, further validating the rumor.
Although it hasn’t been brought up in negotiations both #NHL #NHLPA have had internal discussions on 4 more teams qualifying for playoffs
— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) January 2, 2013
Just when you thought the lockout couldn’t make the game look any worse, along comes this cockamamie idea.
Look, I understand that the league wants more teams involved in the Stanley Cup tournament because they fear the lockout has done some PR damage (ya think?). The thought being that, more teams equals more fans. And once said fans get back to the rink, they’ll remember why they fell in love wit...