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02-28-2013, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Big Poppa Puck View Post
You already know I'm against the uneven conferences but if it must be there's 2 things that should change, IMO.

#1. Swap CBJ and CAR with the Florida teams. Or at the absolute worst CBJ with one of them. The Florida teams get screwed there. And CBJ makes a lot more sense in our division then they do.

#2. Scrap divisional playoffs/Wild Card. It's stupid, IMO. The 2 division winners are the 1 and 2 seeds then have the next 6 best teams.

I thought of this too, but then you run into travel issues in the playoffs. The NFL is 1 game on 1 day so it's not a big deal if say New York has to go to San Fran for a playoff game.
Well it does work for MLB. That sort of system would cut down on travel, especially during the season. In a system not based upon east and west, the Red Wings would spend as much time playing their conference rivals in the east as the ones in the west, which is better than always going west. More games in the eastern time zone is a good thing to me.

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