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02-25-2013, 09:43 PM
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Ober
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Originally Posted by MoreOrr View Post
Great news! Best news, if it ultimately proves to be true, best news I've heard on this whole realignment issue since hearing that the PA rejected the previous proposal.


Now the issue is: How to fit in those 4 wildcard teams. If it's a 3/5 scenario, then there obviously has to be a crossover. And with 4 Conferences, not Divisions, just how to you manage a crossover scenario?
My best guess as to how this will be made to work to keep teams playing within their time zones (or at worst a maximum of 1 to the right or left) would be:

(1) Next best 4 teams are the "Wildcards"
(2) If your time zone is PTZ...you will play in PTZ or MTZ
If your time zone is MTZ...you will play in MTZ, PTZ or Central
If your time zone is Central...you will play in Central, MTZ or ETZ
If your time zone is ETZ...you will play in ETZ or Central

Why this may hypothetically work...
(a) the chances of 3 of 4 "wildcard teams" coming from the West and Central divisions is extremely remote
(b) the chances of 4 of 4 "wildcard teams" coming from the ETZ is extremely remote
(c) the chances of 3 of 4 "wildcard teams" coming from the ETZ is very possible...but this would mean only 1 (which one I don't know) has to go to play a Central time zone team

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