Daly on impact of realignment on expansion, negotiations w/NHLPA
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03-01-2013, 11:21 PM
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No, unfortunately it's not. The ****ing schedule matrix doesn't work out. I'm working on revising it. Damn, the schedule is a royal pain with unbalanced anything!
More, let me help you, even if I don't agree:
Start with 30 vs the other conference (Hold this because you may need to adjust it at the end, and you are less concerned about this than any other)
7-teamers: vs other division = 3 x 8 = 24 games. You now have 28 games left.
Vs own division: 4 x 6 = 24, so you want 6x2 + 4x4 = 28.
8-teamers: vs other division = 3 x 7 = 21 games. You now have 31 games left. 4 x 7 = 28, right? So, you want 4x5 + 6x2 = 32. That's one too many, so subtract one game from the 8-team division in the other conference.
That doesn't seem so bad to me. What's harder is working out how to evenly distribute that 4x5 and 6x2 over the years. There may be a fudge factor there....
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