HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-26-2013, 08:41 PM
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Why can't the NHL just go with the obvious right answer? Re-align Winnipeg to the west for the next couple of years until Quebec gets its team back, hopefully via a relocated Phoenix
Balanced Divisions. Divisions with 7 teams play each other 6 (3 home, 3 away) times and everyone else twice (one home, one away). That's an even 82 game schedule. Divisions with 8 teams play their closest geographical team 6 times, and everyone else in the division 5 times. Half of the teams will play 3 home games and 2 away, and half vice versa and this alternates each year. all extra-divisional teams will be played twice by 8 division teams.
Each team has a divisional seed and a conference seed (first two conference seeds go to winners of the division.) First round is divisional. Best team in division plays 4th best, and 2nd best plays 3rd best. If one team from a division is 5th best, yet has more points accumulated than the 4th best team from the other division in the conference, that team will cross over and play in that division round. After the quarterfinals, teams are reseeded based on their rank in the conference in the semifinals. The next round is conference finals, and then the SCF.
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