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02-28-2013, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by MNNumbers View Post

What change do they have to make to do a new playoff system? Is that a bylaw? If not, then I am using the wrong term, and I apologize. It seems to me that having a provision limiting a ETZ from meeting a PTZ team in Round 1 is no different to write than "The Top 3 seeds in each Conference will be the Regular Season Division Champions, in order of points earned during the Regular Season"

Or, am I missing something?
The conference/divisional alignments, schedule matrix, and playoff organization are all defined in the NHL By-Laws - which require a 2/3rds majority to amend.

Bottom line - any realignment proposal needs 20 yes votes.

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