How to improve the Stanley Cup Playoffs
April, 19, 2013
By Craig Custance | ESPN.com
Derek Leung/Getty ImagesSome new ideas to reinvigorate the Stanley Cup Playoffs? Find them in the mailbag.In the midst of the NHL lockout, there was debate as to what the NHL needed to do to win its fans back. Well, it's clear that just showing up is more than enough for hockey fans to return strong. But with the league's announcement of an expanded outdoor schedule, it's clear the NHL is looking for new ways to grow the game and grow revenue.
Which brings us to the playoffs. The realignment announcement in March clued us in to the league's plan on how to handle the postseason under the new system. But there's always room for improvement, right?