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02-01-2013, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Grudy0 View Post
So here's my grand idea:

Pacific Division:
ANA COL CGY EDM LA SJ VAN (PHX)
Central Division:
CHI DAL DET MIN NSH STL WPG

Pacific Division:
44 games (home and home against non-division teams)
38 games (six games against three teams; five games against four teams)

Central Division:
46 games (home and home against non-division teams)
36 games (six games against all teams in division)

Playoff format:
Conference qualification, divisional matchup
If four teams from each division qualify, it's 1v4 and 2v3 from each division
If six teams from one and two from the other qualify, its 1v6, 2v5 and 3v4 in one division and 1v2 in the other.
If five teams from one and three from the other, its 1v5, 2v4 in one division, 3 v 2 from other division, and 1v3 in the other division.

Eastern Conference:
Northeast Division:
BOS BUF CAR CLB MTL OTT TOR
Atlantic Division:
FLA NJ NYI NYR PHI PIT TB WAS

30 games against Western Conference
3 games each opponent out of division
4/5 games against in-division opponents

Playoffs:
Straight conference setup, EC Champ v 8, Div Winner 2 v 7, 3 v 6, 4 v 5, reseed for round 2
You know, ultimately why should it make a difference how each Conference determines its 8 Playoff entry teams and the scheduled used to get there. As long as teams in both Conferences play the same number of total games and use the same format for all Divisions within their Conference, I don't see why there should be a problem.

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