HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-25-2013, 08:12 PM
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TSN "Insiders" just confirmed that although details are sketchy right now...the top three in each Conference are in...and some kind of wildcard team for each Conference will be the fourth team (no idea how this would work at this time).
Sixteen teams ultimately make the playoffs with NO one game play-in as has been rumored.
First and Second rounds would be "within Conference" (and this seems to be the tricky/unknown part).
Time will tell!
The "wildcard" would be the play in (likely between 4th and 5th of each of the 8 team conferences). It may not be one game, but from a timing perspective, I dont think they have time to do even a short series (ie 2 out of 3). Maybe they could do home and home, and if the series is split, you go to sudden death OT to settle it.
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