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Posted 13 March 2017 - 11:37 AM

Can anyone illuminate me on the format..1st series best of 3 or 5 ..etc..and then how do they plan it for travel etc..thanks

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 12:23 PM

Can anyone illuminate me on the format..1st series best of 3 or 5 ..etc..and then how do they plan it for travel etc..thanks

 

Best of 5 in every round.  #1 vs. #4, #2 vs. #3.  Higher seeds normally host the first two games, and the fifth game if necessary.

 

Starting in 2017-18, the top six teams in each conference will qualify for the playoffs.  The top two teams in each conference will receive a first-round bye.  #3 vs. #6, and #4 vs. #5. 

 

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The USHL Board of Governors agreed to expand the number of qualifying playoff teams from eight to 12 with the top two seeds in each Conference receiving a first-round bye. The First Round will be a best-of-three series hosted by the #3 and #4 seeds in each conference versus the #5 and #6 seeds, respectively. The remaining rounds of the playoffs will be determined by best-of-five series and home-ice advantage going to the higher seed.



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 12:41 PM

Top 2 teams with a 2 week break seems like a horrible idea. Why not have 2-3 series be best of 3 with all 3 games hosted by higher seed?



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 12:51 PM

 

Can anyone illuminate me on the format..1st series best of 3 or 5 ..etc..and then how do they plan it for travel etc..thanks

 

Best of 5 in every round.  #1 vs. #4, #2 vs. #3.  Higher seeds normally host the first two games, and the fifth game if necessary.

 

Starting in 2017-18, the top six teams in each conference will qualify for the playoffs.  The top two teams in each conference will receive a first-round bye.  #3 vs. #6, and #4 vs. #5.  All best of 5.

 

 

Not all best of 5. The 3 vs 6 and 4 vs 5 are best of 3 all hosted by higher seed.


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 01:03 PM

Makes much more sense. Thank you



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 01:31 PM

 

 

Can anyone illuminate me on the format..1st series best of 3 or 5 ..etc..and then how do they plan it for travel etc..thanks

 

Best of 5 in every round.  #1 vs. #4, #2 vs. #3.  Higher seeds normally host the first two games, and the fifth game if necessary.

 

Starting in 2017-18, the top six teams in each conference will qualify for the playoffs.  The top two teams in each conference will receive a first-round bye.  #3 vs. #6, and #4 vs. #5.  All best of 5.

 

 

Not all best of 5. The 3 vs 6 and 4 vs 5 are best of 3 all hosted by higher seed.

 

 

Original post fixed.  Thanks for the heads up.



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:21 PM

Are all playoff games played on weekends only and thus a series if it went 5 games could last 3 weekends

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:34 PM

Are all playoff games played on weekends only and thus a series if it went 5 games could last 3 weekends

Game 5 is played on Tuesday at the same place as games 1 and 2



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 06:08 PM

Don't the higher seeds get to choose the format?   For example they can choose a 3-2 or a 2-2-1.   Play the first 3 games at home and end the series on the road with the last 2 away or play the 2-2-1 and get game 5 at home? 


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 07:31 PM

Odds are, the series will need a fourth game. The last two years, 2 of 7 and 3 of 7 series went in three straight.

 

So, the 3-2 lineup is probably not the best since that single game at the other place is tough if the first three games go in one stretch. Plus, you've given the remaining games to the lower seed.

 

2-2-1 allows two weeks of two games, and odds are the fifth game is not needed. So, both teams get two home games and two road games. The fifth game, if needed, can be squeezed in and can be worked in prior to the next round of games. A bit of a punishment for not closing out the series in 4 games to have a short turn around for the next round.

 

Now, one suggestion would be to weight the series by finish:

 

#1 v. #4 is 4 games @ 1, and 1 game @ 4. Make the opener at #4 on Thursday, and at #1 on Saturday (or Friday/Saturday if travel works). Then the next weekend is THUR/FRI/SAT or FRI/SAT/SUN at #1 as needed.

 

#2 v. #3 is the traditional format used.

 

Now, going to 6 teams, the same general format would apply to 1/4-5 and 2/3-6. And keep the three first round games at the higher seed on one weekend. Preferably FRI, SAT, SUN.





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