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03-06-2013, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Crayton View Post
1 of 4? Won't it be 1 of 8?

Plus, if it is that egregious, wouldn't the current format have been dumped after last year when 4/6 of the Western Conference's first two round playoff series crossed multiple timezones?


With last year's seeds you could get something more geographically natural like this:
1 Vancouver vs. 8 Los Angeles
2 St. Louis vs. 6 Chicago
3 Phoenix vs. 7 San Jose
4 Nashville vs. 5 Detroit

3 Phoenix vs. 8 Los Angeles
2 St. Louis vs. 4 Nashville

that's why a crossover is an abject failure..... and one major reason why the AHL finally adopted the 3 division alignment in each conference, after having 2 divisions of which one division had 7 and then 8 in a division necessitatating a cross-over, in which two teams from the same division ended up playing each other in the CF, and precisely why Binghamton got the paved road to win the Atlantic Division DESPITE BEING THE 5 SEED in the East Division, Lowell relocated to Albany and switched from the Atlantic to the East, necessitating a cross-over in that division as which the Atlantic had that issue the previous year as did the West Division in the Western Conference.

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