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The Realignment Thread: Stars to "Division B"
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02-26-2013, 12:43 AM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Gibbons, Alberta
I never looked at the uneven numbers in the divisions as being unfair. Back when the Patrick had 6 while the other 3 had 5, it wasn't really a factor. Whether Philly, Pittsburgh, NYI, NYR, NJD, or Wash, they all played the same schedule so it didnt matter. And only a couple times was there a real difference in points between the 5th place team in the Patrick (missing the playoffs) and the 4th place team making it in say the Norris. There was no rhyme or reason to it though. It was simply a matter of every division taking their turn at having the stronger teams or more depth. You put it under the sh** happens and the world aint always fair column.
What they could do though is a crossover. They do it here in the Canadian Football League. When the 4th place team in one div has more wins than the 3rd place team in the other, they take that spot. So if we finished 5th in our division with say 89 points while L.A. finishes 4th in their div with 87, we would move over to that division for the playoff rounds.
I have no problem missing though if we do have more points and miss. Finish top 4. That's it that's all.
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