HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-25-2013, 01:23 AM
Join Date: Mar 2011
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Next divide the teams into 6 divisions of 5 teams.
OK, what happens with expansion? (Hopefully we avoid contraction). Do you want each expansion to have 6 teams at once? If not, you're still going to get unbalanced divisions. The 4-division alignment was not about ensuring equal divisions, otherwise you'd have a major re-alignment after each expansion. The re-alignment was about improving team revenues, specifically TV revenues for away games, by having fewer road games start on tV at 4PM and 10PM.
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