HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-26-2013, 11:21 AM
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Regarding the latest news that it will be top 3 in each conference and 4 wildcards, I only see one scenario that would be the least complicated and IMHO - the best option:
Have the 4 conference winners (reg season) ranked league wide 1-4 based on best overall record of those 4 teams.
The 4 wildcards spots would be the best teams of the remaining 18 teams from all the conferences. The top wild card seed would play the conference winner with the least amount of points and the lowest wild card seed would play the conference winner with the most amount of points ( and president's trouphy winner.)
in other words:
Conference winner ranked 1st would play wild card winner # 4
Conference winner ranked 2nd would play wild card winner # 3
Conference winner ranked 3rd would play wild card winner # 2
Conference winner ranked 4th would play wild card winner # 1
Why punish the Top-seed with such unpredicably located 1st Round matchups? The Top-seed should get the lowest Playoff seed in its own Conference/Division, and not be possibly matched up against a team in another Conference, who knows how many TZs away.
Crossover matchups, if they're needed, should be between the middle seeds in two Conferences with odd numbers of Playoff teams, plain and simple.
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