CBJ Board realignment discussion II (Jackets officially to the Atlantic Division)
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02-28-2013, 07:42 PM
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what is wrong with 3, 10 team conferences. East, Central, and West. The games that you are not playing teams in your conference can be easily divided up between the other two.
Play-offs could easily remain at 16 teams. How, you ask? Easy. The top 5 teams in each conference make the playoffs. Of the remaining teams in all three conferences, the two teams with the best record, regardless of conference get in as wild cards and play each other in a three game series, or one game winner takes all, for the final spot. Why not just take the team with the best record of the rest? Why money, of course. It expands the play-off pool just a tad, and makes the league and two other cities a little more money.
The big problem with the 3 conference format is that you would have a Western Conference straddling three time zones. A maximum of two time zones per conference is
sine qua non
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