Thread: Speculation: Re-alignment
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03-01-2013, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Kitten Mittons View Post
I'm really struggling to understand how the playoffs work in this proposal. Can someone come up with a hypothetical playoff scenario from round 1 to SC finals?
4 divisions in 2 conferences
First two rounds of playoffs take place against teams from your division (exception: wildcard crossovers)
3rd round between division winners
4th round between conference winners
Top 3 teams in division make playoffs
2 wild cards per conference

Example standings:

Pacific
*Sharks - 120 Points (top 3 - plays Pacific Wildcard)
*Canucks - 110 Points (top 3 - plays 3rd in division)
*Coyotes - 100 Points (top 3 - plays 2nd in division)
Kings - 60 Points
Ducks - 50 Points
Oliers - 50 points
Flames - 50 Points

Mid-West
*Blackhawks - 115 Points (top 3 - plays Mid-West Wildcard)
*Blues - 105 Points (top 3 - plays 2nd in division)
*Avalanche - 95 Points (top 3 - plays 2nd in division)
*Wild - 90 Points (Mid-West Wildcard - finished higher than Jets so play lesser Blackhawks)
*Jets - 85 Points (Pacific Wildcard - finished lower than Wild so play greater Sharks - cross over because they finished higher than all other Pacific teams not in top 3)
Stars - 50 Points
Predators - 50 Points

Round 1

Pacific Semis
*Sharks (1) vs. Jets (P W)
Canucks (2) vs. *Coyotes (3)

Mid-West Semis
Blackhawks (1) vs. *Wild (MW W)
*Blues (2) vs. Avalanche (3)

Round 2

Pacific Final
*Sharks (1) vs. Coyotes (3)

Mid-West Final
*Blues (2) vs. Wild (MW W)

Round 3
West Final
Sharks (P1) vs. Blues (MW2)

The winner of round 3 (west winner) plays the east winner in the Stanly Cup final.


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