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02-21-2013, 10:36 PM
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Basically, I think these are likely options, although obviously the specific alignment groupings are subjective.

2 Conferences, 6 Divisions, 30 teams, 84 games (adjust #s with 32 teams)
6 x 4
4 x 10
2 x 5
1 x 10
Playoffs can have an approximated 1st Round Divisional Playoff (minimum 6/8 Divisional matchups, or as many as 8/8).

Alignment:
Western Conference
PACIFICNORTHWESTCENTRAL
VancouverEdmontonDallas
San JoseCalgarySt Louis
Los AngelesColoradoChicago
AnaheimWinnipegDetroit
PhoenixMinnesotaColumbus
Eastern Conference
NORTHEASTATLANTICSOUTHEAST
BostonNY RangersWashington
MontrealNY IslandersCarolina
OttawaNew JerseyNashville
TorontoPhiladelphiaTampa Bay
BuffaloPittsburghFlorida
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

3 Conferences, 6 Divisions, 30 teams, 84 games (adjust #s with 32 teams)
6 x 4
4 x 5
2 x 20
1st two Rounds are Conference Playoffs, within each 10 team/2-Division Conference, with 1 crossover matchup in both Rounds. The 3rd Round is a Conference Elimination Round in which one of the 3 Conferences is eliminated.

Alignment:
West Central East
PACIFICMIDWESTATLANTIC
VancouverDallasNY Rangers
San JoseSt LouisNY Islanders
Los AngelesChicagoNew Jersey
AnaheimDetroitPhiladelphia
PhoenixColumbusPittsburgh
NORTHWESTSOUTHEASTNORTHEAST
EdmontonWashingtonBoston
CalgaryCarolinaMontreal
ColoradoNashvilleOttawa
WinnipegTampa BayToronto
MinnesotaFloridaBuffalo
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

2 Conferences, 4 Divisions, 32 teams, 84 games (adjust #s for 30 teams)
4 x 7
4 x 8
2 x 8
1 x 8
Playoffs can have one or two Rounds of approximated Divisional Playoffs, both with a minimum of 3/4 Divisional matchups, or all Divisional matchups.

Alignment:
WesternConference EasternConference
PACIFICW CENTRAL E CENTRALATLANTIC
EdmontonWinnipeg MontrealBoston
CalgaryMinnesota OttawaNY Rangers
VancouverChicago TorontoNY Islanders
San JoseSt Louis BuffaloNew Jersey
Los AngelesDallas PittsburghPhiladelphia
AnaheimNashville ColumbusWashington
PhoenixDetroit CarolinaTampa Bay
Colorado Florida
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

4 Conferences, 0 Divisions, 32 teams, 76 games + (adjust #s for 30 teams)
4 x 7
2 x 24
+
Playoffs essentially need to be top-4 in each Conference, with two Rounds of complete in-Conference matchups. The 3rd Round is the Conference Elimination Round in which 2 of the Conferences would be eliminated.

Alignment:
PACIFIC N CENTRAL E CENTRAL S CENTRAL
Edmonton Montreal Boston Washington
Calgary Ottawa NY Rangers Carolina
Vancouver Toronto NY Islanders Florida
San Jose Detroit New Jersey Tampa Bay
Los Angeles Chicago Buffalo Nashville
Anaheim Minnesota Philadelphia St Louis
Phoenix Winnipeg Pittsburgh Dallas
Colorado Columbus


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