HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-26-2013, 10:10 AM
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"No play in"...16 teams make the playoffs...is what was said is in the current proposal this evening on TSN Insiders.
Top 3 teams in each Conference...with 4 more teams being slotted into the 4th position in each Conference via a "wildcard" scenario. No details were given/known.
Time will tell! Maybe it get massaged again and changes to something different.
Didn't see the segment, but its tough to speculate based on speculation from others. Until we see the final plan we won't know. I just know they want to add an extra "round" at some point. Its another revenue grab, just like expansion would be. If you asked an nhl exec they would say no expansion is planned, even though we are all pretty sure it is.
If they keep at 16 for now, I would find it very odd if a team like LA could wind up playing through the atlantic conference playoffs. It would be a nightmare on travel. I could see a crossover with the atlantic and norris divisions because travel would be way. Guess we will see
Edit should have said atlantic and adams not norris
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