2013–14 NHL season
The NHL 2013/14 season is the 97th season of the National Hockey League ( NHL). The regular season began on October 1, 2013 and ends on 13 April 2014. During the relocation of the Atlanta Thrashers of Atlanta in the U.S. state of Georgia in the Canadian Winnipeg and the resulting renamed the team Winnipeg Jets in the summer of 2011 with beginning of this season, a new format introduced: The existing system since 1998, with six divisions were abolished in favor of a format with four divisions; as a new play-off format was introduced.
- 2.1 Top 5 Picks
- 3.1 tables 3.1.1 Eastern Conference 184.108.40.206 Atlantic Division
- 220.127.116.11 Metropolitan Division
- 18.104.22.168 Wild Card teams
- 22.214.171.124 Central Division
- 126.96.36.199 Pacific Division
- 188.8.131.52 Wild Card teams
Rearranging the divisions
After the relocation of the Atlanta Thrashers from Atlanta in the U.S. state of Georgia in the Canadian Winnipeg and the resulting renamed the team Winnipeg Jets in the National Hockey League presented on 5 December 2011, the approval of the NHL Board of Governors a plan that after the dissolved existing divisions and four new divisions to be created. The newly formed Western Conference would thus include two divisions with eight teams and the new Eastern Conference two divisions with seven teams.
Under the plan, the top four teams would qualify in each division for the play- offs. In addition, during the main round, each team had ever denied a home and away game against each team from the other division; and five or six games against teams from their own division. The yet unnamed division would have looked after the decision as follows:
On 6 January 2012, the plan of the players 'union National Hockey League Players' Association ( NHLPA ) was rejected, making the existing format was retained for the season 2012/13.
Even during the 2012/13 season, league and players union agreed on a new structure that is implemented starting with this season. Accordingly, the Winnipeg Jets are added to the Western Conference in the Central Division; The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets to play from now on instead of in the Western in the Eastern Conference. Both Conferences now have two divisions: The Eastern Conference consists of the Atlantic Division and the new Metropolitan Division; the Western Conference in the Central Division and the Pacific Division. Likewise, a new play-off format is introduced, after which henceforth qualify the three best teams from each division for the play- offs. In addition, there are in each conference two " wild-card " teams, so it's like so far are 16 play-off participants. By rearranging the Eastern Conference now consists of 16 teams and 14 teams from the Western Conference. On March 14, the new format was officially approved by the NHL Board of Governors.
The new divisions are as follows:
- All players who have less than 25 NHL games are contested, now obliged to wear on her helmet half visor.
- Players who take their helmet off before a fist fight, get an additional two-minute time penalty.
- Players who wear their jersey in his pants obtained after a first warning a two-minute time penalty (NHL Rule 9.5).
- Modification of the icing rule: From now on the so-called " hybrid icing ", after which the official may stop the game is still the player of the defending team touches the puck before. The hybrid -Icing replaced the touch icing.
- In addition, changes to the width and depth of the gate and on the dimensions of the goalie equipment have been made.
The NHL Entry Draft 2013 was held in Newark, New Jersey on June 30, 2013. With the first overall draft pick, the Colorado Avalanche selected from the Canadian Centre Nathan MacKinnon. On the second and third Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Drouin were selected. A total of 211 players from twelve countries were drafted by the NHL franchises in seven rounds.
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As of April 8, 2014
Note: GP = Games, W = Wins, L = Losses, OTL = Overtime or shootout defeat after, GF = Goals Scored, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points Notes: In parentheses is the placement within the Conference; = Playoff Qualification = Division Winner, = Conference winner, = Presidents' Trophy winner