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02-25-2013, 11:06 PM
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what now is being proposed:

W: SJ, ANA, LA, PHX, VAN, CGY, EDM
C: WPG, MIN, COL, DAL, STL, CHI, NASH
E: DET, BUF, TOR, MON, BOS, OTT, FL, TB
A: NYR, NYI, NJ, PHL, PIT, CBS, CAR, WAS

An alternate proposal:

W: SJ, ANA, LA, PHX, VAN, CGY, EDM
C: WPG, MIN, COL, DAL, STL, CHI, NASH
E: BUF, TOR, MON, OTT, BOS, NYI, NYR, NJ
A: DET, PHL, PIT, CBS, CAR, WAS, TB, FL


As for playoffs......

Long term goal would likely be 8 4 team divsions, divison winners get bye then the next 16 teams get in somehow (2nd and 3rd, top 4 per conference, some other). First round is a best of 5, second round is a best of 5. the following rounds would be best of 7.

there would be minimal impact on playoffs playing 2 extra games over the course of 5 series.

An intermediate playoff option:

Top 6 in with top 2 in each getting byes.

Alternate option:

If they go with this as being 2 conferences, 4 divsions what I propose would be something different...

In the eastern conference you have 4 divisions of 4 teams.
In the western conference its 2 divisions of 7 teams.

D1: BUF, TOR, MON, OTT D2: BOS, NYI, NYR, NJ
D3: DET, PHL, PIT, CBS D4: CAR, WAS, TB, FL
alternate:
D1: BUF, TOR, DET, CBS D2: BOS, MON, OTT, NYR
D3: , PHL, PIT, NJ, NYI D4: CAR, WAS, TB, FL

In the East the playoffs it would be same as above 4 divison winners get in, the next 8 qualify for a play in round of best of 5.
in the West -- and the next top 10 to make the playoffs with top 3 in each division get bye, then the top 4 remaining get in for a best of 3 play in round. then followed by best of 7 remaining series. A best of 3 then a best of 7 reaming equates to the Eastern playoffs. Its a best of 3 instead of 5 because the teams are 7th-10th place thus a best of 3.

in each conference 4 teams miss the playoffs.

For schedule in the East.....

division: 3 teams X 6 games= 18
conference 12 teams x 3 games = 36
interconference: 14 teams x 2 games= 28

In the west.....

division 6 teams x 5 games= 30 games
conference 7 teams x 3 games -1= 20 games (one team you only play twice )
interconference 16 teams x 2 games = 32 games


The issue in this set up will still be what happens when expansion happens to 2 teams. If exapnsion happens in the East you will have more than 16 teams on the eastern time so a team will get screwed. If 2 are in east the trade off would be to have FL and TB go to the other conference and form a southern divison with Nashville and Dallas. ihis is the case then TB and FL would likely get more of the expansion fees brought in...unless they go with a 2 conference format where each conference has a western divsion thus balancing the travel.

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