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Posted 25 August 2004 - 02:44 PM

The finals for the 96 cup were best of 3. Now they're 1 game elimination.

Why'd they make the change. The best of 3 format is what made the 96 cup so intense.

I can make assumptions, but has anyone read anything explaining the official reason for the change (other than poor marketing of course).
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Posted 25 August 2004 - 02:59 PM

I wish it was still a best of 3.

Speculation: Maybe the NHLPA didn't want the players on the final two teams to play so many games? :(
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Posted 25 August 2004 - 03:08 PM

That stinks. Oh well.
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Posted 25 August 2004 - 04:18 PM

Because the World Cup is supposed to end right before (cough) training camp (cough)?

From what little I remember of the '96 WC, it was earlier in the summer - I think.
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