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08-30-2010, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by McNasty View Post
Shouldn't really make much of a difference except for playoff seeding. Do you take the top 3 from each division, or do division winners get a bye and then it's 3-6 in the conference regardless of division. Also I might be in the minority but I would go for an 8 team playoff, it should be harder to make the playoffs then miss even if it's only for bragging rights.
I was thinking this:

2 divisions:

Top 2 in each division get a bye, 3-6 in each play, winners play top 2.

4 division with conferences (2 div per conf):

Each division winner (2) get byes, 3-6 in each conference play, winners play division winners

4 divisions without conferences:

Each division winner gets a bye. 5-12 play, winners are re-seeded to play division winners.

As for your bolds.

1. I can't remember if you can choose to have people in division play more often or not, so that may be a factor in terms of the schedule.

2. I thought about that, but I also thought 16 could make it in. I think 12 is a happy medium to where you still have to put in work to get there but you don't put in a boatload of work to barely miss it. Plus NHL has 16 of 30 make it, which is >50%, so I was aiming for barely over 50%.

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