HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-26-2013, 12:42 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Auburn, Maine
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That's why there should be two Conferences with two Divisions each. And especially if all the ETZ teams are actually going to be in the East, then there'd be no risk of an ETZ matchup with a PTZ team in that Western Conference.
This alignment, with a Playoff crossover allowed, screams for a 4 Division, 2 Conference structure.
you watch the crossover be tossed out, the 1st chance it happens, MO, it's an abject failure and doesn't fix, then who pays attention to the 4 conference champions, then, because everyone will be focused on the cross-over, not who's already in....
The AHL tossed that in favor of the 3 division alignment similar to what this forum is based upon, because all everyone focused on was how many points were you behind the cross-over slot in the opposite division.... it doesn't matter if it's one team from the same conference swapping divisions for 2 months, if you don't qualify in the division you're assigned, then you're done.
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