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Yonni (208 D)
06 Dec 11 UTC
It's official. 4 conferences in the NHL.
Post just a little too long.
Yonni (208 D)
06 Dec 11 UTC
Personally, I like the change. Divisions are meaningless right now. This should make some serious rivalries. I'm just worried that they're not going to go far enough. I'd like the schedule to be heavily weighted to playing inter-division games.
Lando Calrissian (13 D (S))
06 Dec 11 UTC
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I hope they move away from naming them after geography and back to naming them after people.
Yonni (208 D)
06 Dec 11 UTC
Yeah, but more relevant people. Not the Prince of Wales.
fortknox (2059 D)
06 Dec 11 UTC
Just put Pittsburgh and Washington together and stop hitting Crosby in the head, please.
Yonni (208 D)
06 Dec 11 UTC
Phaneuf just killed a man.
Yonni (208 D)
06 Dec 11 UTC
These are the divisions I've seen suggested most often:
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/NHL-approves-4-conference-realignment-new-playo?urn=nhl-wp19063

Looks pretty good to me.
obiwanobiwan (246 D)
06 Dec 11 UTC
So what's the new alignment? How will playoffs work...and what does this mean for qbc taking over phx...
killer135 (122 D)
06 Dec 11 UTC
hey obi. long time no philosophical thread
Yonni (208 D)
06 Dec 11 UTC
Here is a better pic of what will likely happen.
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/813707/NHL-realignment-map_2011-12-03.png
Personally, I say you switch the Pens and Flyers with the Florida teams but you don't want to break up the Pens/Caps rivalry. Also, the Florida/NE conference can be called the snowbird division which is pretty funny.

I think the idea is to have 4 teams from each conference make the playoffs. There may be some debate over it because it gives the 7 team conference a leg up.

1 solution would be to expand to Markham and Quebec...
The Czech (23079 D (S))
06 Dec 11 UTC
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I agree about naming the Conferences after people. I miss the Campbell Conf. and the Smythe division. Keeping the 2 Florida teams together in the same division would build rivalry, but matching them with the north??????? Atlanta and Dallas seem a better match.
killer135 (122 D)
06 Dec 11 UTC
long time no see Czech. I know your motto is points don't matter, but happy 13k
Yonni (208 D)
06 Dec 11 UTC
"but matching them with the north???"

Canadian retirees need something to do in Florida. I was in Florida a couple of years ago and went to a Panthers/Habs game. It was essentially a home game for the Habs. You could actually hear the anthem being sung in French.

The issue is that there aren't two team to take out of the other conference. You need the NY and PA teams together and you don't want to break up Pens/Caps.

QC can just join Toronto's conference when Phoenix moves there. It just switches the 7/8 team conferences.

This will also make the playoffs awesome. The first two rounds will be inter-division before the teams are reseeded based on regular season standings. Fantastic rivalries will be made.
Yonni (208 D)
06 Dec 11 UTC
Name the conferences Gretzky, Orr, Howe, Lemieux...?

One played in each of the conferences.
The Czech (23079 D (S))
06 Dec 11 UTC
I like the idea of a east/west conference and two divisions within the conference. I know the NHL wants 4 divisions, but I miss the way it was when I was younger. The east/west would be named after people who weren't players and the divisions could be named after players. The fans would get to choose the players names that would represent the divisions, kind of like the all-star voting system for baseball, and the owners would get to vote on the conference names.
Darwyn (1744 D)
06 Dec 11 UTC
"I miss the Campbell Conf. and the Smythe division."

Agreed...but we all know the Norris was the best division in hockey. ;) My favorite is when Chris Berman refers to the NFC North as the Norris. Awesome.
Yonni (208 D)
06 Dec 11 UTC
But 'cmon. Just picture 6 Habs/Bruins or Caps/Pens or Hawks/Wings games a year... and then they meet in the playoffs... and then it happens again the following year!
Blood will flow.
The Czech (23079 D (S))
06 Dec 11 UTC
LOL You watched Slap Shot too many times. I love Hockey, not for the fights, but the clean hard checks that start them ;)
Yonni (208 D)
06 Dec 11 UTC
"You watched Slap Shot too many times"
Impossible. That can never happen.
Frank (89 D)
06 Dec 11 UTC
For all you hockey fans, the new york times did a three part feature this week on the life and death of Derek Boogaard. Everyone should read it, its incredibly moving stuff


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2ndWhiteLine (3202 D Mod (B))
06 Dec 11 UTC
One more for Ancient Med
Ancient Med, 1 day phase, need 1 more: gameID=74060. PM for password.
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Diplomat33 (232 D (B))
05 Dec 11 UTC
My first 17-17 Draw! So satisfying.
A 17-17 Draw is really satisfying because it demonstrates great trust and cooperation, as well as diplomatic skills.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=70411
is the link to mine.
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Yonni (208 D)
05 Dec 11 UTC
Razr vs. iPhone
So, I'm going to buy my first smartphone soon. I think I've narrowed it down to the Razr or the iPhone. The razr's hardware really trumps the iPhone but the iPhone is, well, the iPhone. Any thoughts or suggestions?
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Draugnar (49 D (G))
05 Dec 11 UTC
What is the mods general opinion on the following subject?
One of our mods <*cough*>abgemacht<*cough*> has just stated that outside of the game deals (threats, bribes, etc.) aren't "a big deal" to him and he wouldn't do anything about them. I have a problem with this. What about the other mods? How do you all feel? Is this a tolerable activity?
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rokakoma (18688 D)
04 Dec 11 UTC
Unread global message in a No in-game messaging game
how?
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AzygousWolf (100 D)
05 Dec 11 UTC
No Messaging...?
I have noticed that there tend to be a lot of games that have only public messaging or no messaging at all... I was wondering why people would even play this type of variation in the first place. it seems to me to be equal to playing a game of poker with only half a deck of cards...

can someone explain the appeal to me please?
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redhouse1938 (975 D)
05 Dec 11 UTC
Going to sleep now
Goodnight
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virtuslatin (130 D)
05 Dec 11 UTC
How do I unmute a thread?
So I accidentally clicked mute when I intended to click a player's name. Is it possible to get it back?
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Tru Ninja (631 D (S))
04 Dec 11 UTC
Is it too underhanded?
There are a variety of under-handed things that can happen in this game. Aside the obvious multi-gaming and meta-gaming, where does the buck stop between what's "dirty fighting" and down-right wrong?
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Gobbledydook (77 D (B))
02 Dec 11 UTC
What do you tell your enemies? And far-away lands?
I am aware, that most of the best players communicate actively and frequently with everyone on the map, no matter seemingly irrelevant or outright foe. I have some questions for you:
1. What do you discuss with the countries you are fighting?
2. What do you discuss with countries on the other side of the map?
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redhouse1938 (975 D)
01 Dec 11 UTC
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Imitations
Let's make fun of each other. Use this thread to imitate fellow members of this site. There are just too many interesting characters. Sign your post with the name of the person you're imitating.
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Putin33 (100 D)
05 Dec 11 UTC
WuXia novels
Anyone read the Condor Trilogy? Or any Jin Yong novels? Or any WuXia whatsoever?
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Boingo33 (100 D)
05 Dec 11 UTC
Meta Gaming
How would I go about reporting a violation to the Mods? It has been admitted in global chat that several players are friends and all joined this game to work together.
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Leif_Syverson (257 D)
01 Dec 11 UTC
NFL Pick 'Em Week 13
Thursday game again...

Someone else will have to update the standings.
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Flameofarnor (346 D)
05 Dec 11 UTC
Live Game
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redhouse1938 (975 D)
02 Dec 11 UTC
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EURO 2012 SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2012/draws/index.html
May my beloved Holland beat Germany 10-0.
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Putin33 (100 D)
04 Dec 11 UTC
Russian Elections
So-called "dictatorship" has ruling party which wins less than 50% of the vote. Communists win 20%. Coalition government now necessary. Western media spin is as predictable as it is tiresome.
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Kind.of.slow (746 D)
01 Dec 11 UTC
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Have you read 1984? Or you just live on it?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/29/senate-votes-to-let-military-detain-americans-indefinitely_n_1119473.html
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Flameofarnor (346 D)
05 Dec 11 UTC
3 more people needed!
gameID=74024 Live game come on join up
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Flameofarnor (346 D)
05 Dec 11 UTC
Killer Diplomacy
10 minute phases 20 minutes left gameID=74024
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Flameofarnor (346 D)
05 Dec 11 UTC
Killer Diplomacy
gameID=74024 Join up! 30 minutes left live game
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obiwanobiwan (246 D)
05 Dec 11 UTC
49ERS CLINCH THE NFC WEST! 10 WINS AND PLAYOFFS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE!
(Oh...and the rest of the NFL Playoff Picture...yeah, let's discuss, as it's getting pretty interesting in both conferences...but I know one thing about the playoff picture for sure:

MY TEAM IS OFFICIALLY IN! ...So are the Packers, but hey...Packers/49ers, those have made for some great playoff matchups before, right?)
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Flameofarnor (346 D)
04 Dec 11 UTC
Join Up
Classic Diplomacy-12 gameID=74002 join up
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dubmdell (556 D)
05 Dec 11 UTC
Switzerland Variant
Has anyone played this variant? How does it impact the game, overall? I can imagine the short-term consequences for France, Germany, and Italy. I'm more asking about the indirect consequences for E,R,A,T, and if there are statistics on how that affects the winner. Thanks in advance!
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Lando Calrissian (13 D (S))
04 Dec 11 UTC
Big bet live game
Today at some point - who is interested?

100 D or more. State your preferences.
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Flameofarnor (346 D)
04 Dec 11 UTC
Diplomacy-68
15 minute intervals/Winner-takes-all/10 D Buy-in/Classic Diplomacy
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Flameofarnor (346 D)
04 Dec 11 UTC
ONE MORE
gameID=73989 20 Minute Phases one more left!
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Otto Von Bismark (653 D)
29 Nov 11 UTC
Ukrainian/Russian Nationalism/Ethnicity
I am writing a paper for a class and I was wondering if anyone can help me with the difference of what it means to be Ukrainian versus Russian. Obviously there is a language difference, but what about the ethnic differences? What precedent does Ukraine have to exist autonomously from Russia? Thanks for your help.
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Flameofarnor (346 D)
04 Dec 11 UTC
SpeeDiplomacy 5 minutes left
15 minute intervals classic winner-takes-all JOIN UP
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