HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-26-2013, 05:50 PM
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The 7-team divisions can't have each team playing exactly 29 division games. 7 times 29 = 203. Somebody at the NHL failed basic math.
My guess is they go to 30 divisional games in the western conference divisions (play each team 5 times) and then play 6 of the teams in the other division 3 times each and play 1 of the teams in the other division 2 times (a total of 20 games).
The math works.
16 teams x 2 games (home/away) = 32 games
7 teams x 3 games (home/away/home or vice versa, etc.) = 21 games
5 teams x 5 games = 25 (home/away/home/away/home or vice versa, etc.)
1 team x 4 games = 4 (home/away/home/away) = 4, or 29 games in total.
Combined total is 82 games.
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