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02-27-2013, 06:37 AM
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patnyrnyg
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
Actually, it's pretty easy to do it, although not in the way described entirely. One team in each division in the West will play two of their opponents in the division four times. For both of those opponents, that team is the one they play 4 against. The team that gets two intradivision opponents 4 times also gets one extra game against the team in the other division in the same circumstance.

For example.

TeamDiv 5xDiv 4xConf 3xConf 4x
ANALAK, SJS, PHX, VAN, CGYEDMAllNone
LAKANA, SJS, PHX, VAN, EDMCGYAllNone
SJSANA, LAK, PHX, CGY, EDMVANAllNone
PHXANA, LAK, SJS, CGY, EDMVANAllNone
VANANA, LAK, CGY, EDMSJS, PHXCHI, COL, DAL, MIN, STL, WPGNSH
CGYANA, SJS, PHX, VAN, EDMLAKAllNone
EDMLAK, SJS, PHX, VAN, CGYANAAllNone
CHICOL, DAL, MIN, NSH, STLWPGAllNone
COLCHI, DAL, MIN, NSH, WPGSTLAllNone
DALCHI, COL, MIN, STL, WPGNSHAllNone
MINCHI, COL, DAL, STL, WPGNSHAllNone
NSHCHI, COL, STL, WPGDAL, MINANA, LAK, SJS, PHX, CGY, EDMVAN
STLCHI, DAL, MIN, NSH, WPGCOLAllNone
WPGCOL, DAL, MIN, NSH, STLCHIAllNone
There are ways to get around it. They could have the 29 games for each team as planned. However, the team from each division that winds up with 30 each, will only play each other twice. So, if Chicago and Anaheim are the "odd teams out" when it comes to their division fine. Instead of playing 3 times, Chicago and Anaheim would just play twice. The only REAL problem this could cause is if the team with the extra game was involved in a tie-breaker situation and division record came into play. A simple solution for that would be to use % instead of points in division games. So, in this case if it was Chicago and the Blues tied. If Chicago had 33 points in division games, but St Louis only had 31, you would do 32 divided by 60 for Chicago and 31 divided by 58 for St Louis.

However, I seriously doubt the idiots in the NHL office even realized that there was a problem. They just came up with the idea for 29 games and left it at that. Hence, why they REALLY need to do some mock schedules before releasing info.


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