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Here is a design that can translate to any sport with playoffs: the bracket from the background of the All Valley Tournament, seen in the original The Karate Kid. The above depicts the upcoming 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Go Flames Go.
It’s not perfect, I tried several variations of bracket layouts, but this was the most economical version. Plus it matched the movie’s design.
I was tempted to add a body bag, which depicted all of the eliminated teams, but that was too cheesy even for me.
They do sell Standings Boards for fans, and I wouldn’t mind a similar product for this design, with a back-lit header and magnets for the team logos/names.