HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-25-2013, 09:53 AM
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then what's the point of moving them in the first place?
NHLPA complained it was unfair to have 8 teams in some divisions and 7 in others, due to the 4/8 vs 4/7 playoffs chances. By moving the 8 teams to the 2 groups that have much less in conference travel, it may be enough to get the NHLPA to agree to it for the short term, with a wink and nod agreement that the two empty spots will get filled.
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