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I'm going to add what I said before

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Sorry this whole "4 conference" talk is stupid.
Why is the NHL determined to go back to the 1980s...4 divisions works with 20 teams, not 30.
It seems like the NHL due to bickering, jealousy, and stupidity wants to have some archaic system which further makes the sport more difficult to follow for the casual fan AND once more marginalizes the New York-Boston rivalry.

This is the only sport with no NY and BOS team in the same division and it is just is dumb.
2) I think the problem here is greed and special interests.
A. Detroit thinks they are entitled to go east, which would mess up the conference balances and leave Columbus in the dark being the only EST. Not to mention having 5 of the 6 originals in 1 conference?

B. Minnesota whinning about having start times too late.

C. Vancouver wanting their cake (less travel) and eating it too (won't go to the pacific).

D. No "4" Canada teams with a US team.

You have jealousy of people who dis-like the EC travel, yet not understanding basic NA geography.

My solution:

Sensible compromise. Don't try to punish the ECF or imbalance the conferences with too many good, big market teams in one. Prioritize what matters most.
Think outside the box.

4 divisions is too small, for the amount of league teams and marketing, you need 6. BUT since 8 teams get in, having a 4 or 6 team division is not a big deal.
Do this.

AND

3) RE-do Seeing NBA Style
-If you finish 1st in the conference you get the 1 spot
-If you win your division you get the 2-4 seed
-So Say CHI has 110 points to lead the conference and StL has 109 and the NW team Minnesota has 100 and LA has 99
1) CHI 2) StL 3) Minnesota 4) LA

-If you win the division but you have the 5th most points you are still the 4 seed BUT you do not get home ice round one.
EX: LA wins the west with 98 points....DET is 3rd in the central with 102 points as the 5 seed. DET gets home ice.

-conference balance remains the same
-Dallas gets their travel fixed
-Colorado is with more traditional rivals
-Minnesota is in a better divisional fit
-Nashville coming east won't upset conference powers and the time zone difference is 1 hour which is not a big deal considering weekend game
-Vancouver is in the Pacific and with/if there is a Seattle has a close rival

OR

Someone tell what is wrong with using one of these two?

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East

Atlantic
Rangers
Islanders
NJ
PHI
PIT

Northeast
BOS
BUF
MON
OTT
TOR

Southeast
WAS
FLA
TB
CAR
NASHVILLE OR COLUMBUS



West
Central
DET
CHI
StL
NASH or Columbus
Dallas
Minn


Northwest
CAL
EDM
WIN
VAN

Pacific
SJ
ANA
LA
PHO (Seattle?)
Colorado

Italic=changes
-conference balance remains the same
-Dallas gets their travel fixed
-Colorado is with more traditional rivals
-Minnesota is in a better divisional fit
-Nashville coming east won't upset conference powers and the time zone difference is 1 hour which is not a big deal considering weekend game
-Vancouver is in the Pacific and with/if there is a Seattle has a close rival


OR
Quote:

East

Atlantic
Rangers
Islanders
NJ
PHI
PIT

Northeast
BOS
BUF
MON
OTT
TOR

Southeast
WAS
FLA
TB
CAR
NASHVILLE OR COLUMBUS


West
Central
DET
CHI
StL
NASH or Columbus
Dallas



Northwest
CAL
EDM
WIN
MIN
Colorado

Pacific
SJ
ANA
LA
PHO (Seattle?)
Vancouver

Bold and Italic=changes

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