HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-26-2013, 01:29 PM
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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.
It's an increase over the strict, top-four qualifiers proposal from 2011. Thing is, while I understand adding the setup in the East, it doesn't need to be implemented in the West, where teams already have a higher chance of qualifying for the playoffs in the current alignment. All it does is add complexity and timezone (and travel) distance for Western teams. And it doesn't do anything to level the playing field for the east.
Like I've said above, I can live with it, but it's not the most elegant idea out there.
EDIT: Ninjaed by March the Habs Fan
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