- With only two sim nights remaining in the regular season, we'd like to
confirm the playoff timetable:
Playoffs will begin Friday, May 4th, simming one game (per series) per
night, so that teams can accomodate any injuries or suspensions as
necessary. Starting Friday allows us (hopefully) to have a night off prior
to the beginning of the playoffs, but in a worst-case scenario, ensures
that we have an extra day if necessary to complete the regular season (in
the event that both Drew and I are called in to work one night this week).
There will be an interruption in the playoffs for a 5-day stretch from May
17-21, as both Drew and I will be on a "team-building" exercise with some
associates in Canada's wilderness...
We had planned for an "off-day" between playoff rounds, but those will
likely only happen now if all series in a round end in fewer than 7 games,
as we are very conscious of needing to keep to a schedule to allow for the
entry draft to be run on the weekend of June 8th-11th, and want to ensure
that teams have sufficient time to complete their scouting and trade
- A notice to all teams in the playoffs that we will have to take a layoff
from Thursday through Monday as both Drew and I will be unavailable to
complete the sim of games. We appreciate everone's patience with this, as
we will actually be in the middle of Algonquin Park in Ontario and will
therefore be unable to dial in.
Assuming we aren't eaten by bears, well will be able to resume games on
Tuesday May 22nd. So enjoy the break, and be ready upon our return to get
started on a variety of league issues such as Award voting, the draft
lottery and other issues. Not to mention, of course, the race for the Cup!