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02-26-2013, 03:58 PM
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Well, the previous proposal had the west with the extra teams, so I don't think it's a hint about who's going where. As for the switch, I think it may have been to appease the west who already has to travel that much more. To also have a tougher time getting into the playoffs was a pretty chump move.
At any rate, I don't like the set-up, and think they should get their ducks in a row before knocking them down.
They've got to do something to balance it out. There's no way the owners, the GM's, or the players in the east are gonna go for it being tougher on them to make the playoffs, and either make more money for the owners, or give the players a chance at the cup.
Maybe if Bettman assures them it will only be for one season, but even that's a tough sell. That's millions of dollars in profit at stake for the owners.
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