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11-26-2012, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by RipsADrive View Post
To be honest I really hate the new alignment proposal. I think it's stupid that the teams in the 7 team conferences have a better shot at the playoffs than those with 8 but that's a discussion for another thread.

It's been said a lot here before but I think the NHL could easily drop the 5 year demand since it's more the backdiving nature of the problem contracts rather than the term itself that is creating the issue. If the PA agreed to something like the 5% variation year to year I think that would more than address the situation.
There won't be 7 team conferences. It's been speculated for quite sometime now that the league will expand two new teams when/if a new CBA is finalized.

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