Daly on impact of realignment on expansion, negotiations w/NHLPA
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02-28-2013, 10:05 PM
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Do that and leave the 6 division, 2 conference alone which is the status quo.[/FONT]
It is unbalanced with the 4 divisions. The 6 division can be balanced with 2011 proposal, 29x2=58 and the 4 other teams in the division six more times, 4x6=24 does equal 82.
The other way would be
4x5=20 or 4x6=24 (divisional games)
10x3=30 (conference games from the other 2 divs
15x2=30 (from the other conference.
and that equals 80 or 84 games.
So, with your first proposal 8 games against each division / conference, 2 games against everyone else, yes?
Math makes sense but that modelís playoffs would create 6 ,12, 18 or 24 teams advancing if no wildcard strategy created. If wildcard, how would they bracket?
Also, 8 games per divisional rivals would be exhaustingly dull.
The 3 conference model would be even more of a nightmare.
Might as well go with the easy switches for now before relo/expansion gets sorted.
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