By now, you’ve probably heard that the NHL is planning to relaunch with the new 30s and 50s in mind.
It’s the same story that has led to an endless stream of NHL-themed articles, podcasts and tweets.
And while this is great news for those fans who remember the glory days of the league’s first 30s, we have a few concerns with the plan.1.
The 50s were good.
If you want to know how bad the current 30s are, look no further than the lockout of 1981-82.
If we are going to be talking about the lockout in 2021-22, then we are talking about a 30s team that finished second to the Devils in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
That team, in addition to winning the Presidents Trophy, lost in the Eastern Conference Final to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The 30s were not bad, but they weren’t great either.2.
The 60s were great.
We were just starting to see the emergence of the NHL’s great teams and we’re just now seeing the full fruits of that great hockey.
We have a ton of great teams that are not on the 30s list.
Take the Detroit Red Wings, for example, which won the Stanley Cups in 1977 and 1979 and then again in 1981-32.
Or the Philadelphia Flyers, who won back-to-back Stanley Cups from 1982-83 and 1984-85.3.
The 70s were a disaster.
The first 50 years were great and we were just entering the 60 years of the 60-team era.
We had a great decade of hockey, which included some of the most iconic teams of all time, and we even had some great players.
But it’s clear that the 70s are still very much the worst decade in terms of players, and that has only worsened with the retirement of great players such as Mike Modano, who retired from the NHL in 2013.4.
The 80s were the worst.
This is the same sentiment that led to the retirement in 2011 of Joe Thornton, who led the Sharks to the Stanley Series title in 2010 and was an integral part of the franchise that won the Cup in 1996.
That franchise has had its fair share of problems over the years, but the 1980s are the only years that we can remember with a Stanley Cup as a major trophy.5.
The 90s were terrible.
We’re still waiting on the NHL to get its act together and get rid of the 30-pluss.
The most recent iteration of the “10 years later” plan includes a 30-team format that will start with the Detroit and Toronto teams in 2021, followed by the Anaheim and Florida teams in 2022, and then the Philadelphia and Dallas teams in 2023.
That will be a long, slow slog, but it’s worth it in the grand scheme of things.6.
The 10-year plan is a good start.
But there are some other changes that could make the 20s and 30s a lot more fun to watch.
The league announced last month that it is re-creating the “20s and 40s” format, but in the process, the league is eliminating a lot of the fun that washes over the arena in the 70 and 80s.
One example: the 30 teams that were scheduled to start playing in the 30 and 40 years will be relegated to a lesser role in the new 20s.
It could make for a lot less exciting games for fans and teams in the 20 years.7.
We don’t know how the 20-year plans will work out.
The “10-year later” plans include an expansion draft and an “event of interest” (EOT) where teams get an opportunity to show off their best players.
In addition, the “event” could be extended for another 10 years and include a playoff series.
The EOT format has already become the focus of debate, but we have heard a lot about how this format could lead to the 30ers and 50ers being forgotten.
The reality is, it’s hard to predict when this format will end.8.
The future is bright.
If the 30 to 40 series were a thing now, it would be one of the worst things ever to happen to the league.
There’s already a great deal of excitement for this series, and the league could be set for another great decade in the coming years.9.
We are not crazy.
We do not think the league should change its plans.
We simply don’t think we’re crazy enough to let this series fade away.
The fact is, the 20 to 30 series have been the highlight of the past decade.
We want to see it continue.
But we also believe that the 20 or 30 teams will have some value.
This series has given the league a great opportunity to continue to evolve and make its best-of-