HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-26-2013, 12:54 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Elliote Friedman just explained the scheduling matrix for the two Western divisions on TSN 1290 (Western teams only addressed because it's a Winnipeg station). Basically, he says that those teams will play twice against out-of-conference foes, and three times against in-conference, but out-of-division foes. I've done some math to extrapolate things, and the total matrix looks like this:
Two games against out-of-conference teams -
32 total games
Three games against in-conference, but out of division teams -
21 total games
Five games against 5/6 in-division teams, four games against remaining team -
29 total games
Back to negative news... Those numbers for games against are pretty damn ridiculous. A team is competing with other teams directly for Standings positions but they don't have an equal number of Home-and-away games.
And that all for putting the priority on a balanced equal number of games against out-of-Conference opponents that you don't compete with directly in the Standings. Screwed up priorities. The competition factor isn't what's important here, that's clear.
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