NHL 2013; a year of halves and Hab-nots


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NHL Stanley Half-Cup

In an effort to have future hockey fans not refer to the 2013 season as the year or the Asterisk, the NHL Board of Governors has done some math and come up with the following solution to this truncated season as it relates to other years. This season all teams played 48 games; a usual regular season is made up of 82 games.

 If the Governors had used Canadian-penny logic they would have rounded that up to 60% (Canada no longer uses the one-cent coin and rounds prices up or down as required)

This year’s 48 represents 58% of a full season. If the Governors had used Canadian-penny logic they would have rounded that up to 60% (Canada no longer uses the one-cent coin and rounds prices up or down as required). But no, to make life simple they have rounded down, and consider this season to be half of a regular season. The 2013 NHL Half Season was born.

Let’s face it, the NHL isn’t really all that big on accuracy: sometimes it’s a kick, sometimes a redirection, sometimes it’s icing, sometimes it’s not, sometimes the face-off is to the left sometimes … well, you get the idea.

“No matter how we do it, Montreal cup winners get cut, they’re everywhere, we just can’t work around them. Keeping all the Toronto and Boston teams on the Half-Cup was easy.”

So, in fairness to those teams who have been champions in the past, and did so by playing a full season, this year teams are vying for the Stanley Half-Cup. Silversmiths have been working diligently to create a suitable trophy. The design of the Half-Cup called for the names of as many teams as possible to be retained. However the silversmiths could not possibly keep all of the Montreal Canadiens teams on the half-Cup. Said one frustrated artisan “No matter how we do it, Montreal cup winners get cut, they’re everywhere, we just can’t work around them. Keeping all the Toronto and Boston teams on the Half-Cup was easy.”

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So next year some lucky team will raise a shiny new Half-Banner at its first home game. And the players will be presented with their half-rings.

Let’s face it, the NHL isn’t really all that big on accuracy: sometimes it’s a kick, sometimes a redirection, sometimes it’s icing, sometimes it’s not, sometimes the face-off is to the left sometimes … well, you get the idea.

Looks like the 2013 NHL season is one of Halves and Hab nots!!

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