HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-26-2013, 01:22 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Problem is, this system greatly increases the travel (and more importantly, the time-zone differences) if it is applied to the Western Conference teams. Last year would have seen Division winner STL being punished by traveling across timezones to visit LAK. Their weakest in-division team was CHI, with 101 pts. The year prior might have had PHO @ NSH; then maybe CLG @ CHI in 2009-2010; and ANA @ CHI in 2008-2009. So much for winning the division, eh?
Increases it over what, the current Playoff system? I dare say, Not!
It has the chance to increase it over some other system that You prefer, Yes.
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