Realignment: Did the CBA address this?
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02-10-2013, 12:01 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Salem, MA
Originally Posted by
I couldn't resist, HugoSimon, I had to post:
3 Conference Format revisited:
(Of course that Eastern Conference alignment will be chewed up and spit out; but you can align them as you wish.)
Regular Season Schedule:
24 games = 6 x 4
20 games = 4 x 5
40 games = 2 x 20
84 game total
6 teams = Top team in each Division makes the Playoffs.
9 teams = The 3 teams with the next best records in each Conference make the Playoffs.
1 team = Final wildcard spot is awarded to the team with the next best record League-wide.
There would be 5 teams representing each Conference, with one Conference having 6 teams.
- For the 1st Round, within each Conference, the Top seeded team would be matched up against the Lowest seeded team within that Conference. The 2nd seed would match against the 2nd lowest...., and the two Conferences with 5 teams entering the Playoffs would have their 3rd place teams play each other.
- For the 2nd Round, two Conferences would still have 3 teams remaining and the other Conference would still have 2 teams remaining. Again, the middle seeded teams in the two Conferences with 3 remaining teams would play each other.
- For the 3rd, Conference Elimination, Round the four remaining teams from the 3 Conferences would play each other (one Conference still having two representatives that would play each other, assuring that Conference a Finals representative), while the result of the other matchup would effectively eliminate one Conference from competition,... thus producing the two Conference Champions.
- For the Final, as usual, the 2 Conference Champions meet.
Still trying to destroy the Flyers rivalries I see.
Most common sense alignment for the East is:
NE: MTL, OTT, TOR, BUF, CLB
ATL: BOS, NYR, NYI, NJD, PHI
SE: PIT, WSH, CAR, TBY, FLA
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