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03-07-2013, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by GKJ View Post
Guaranteeing 3 playoff spots per division is one thing that gets me. When there's only 2 divisions, what are the chances that one of those divisions produces 2 or less of the 8 best teams?
Huh, that is a good point. Plus, in that off year when only 2 do qualify it helps ensure ALL 4 conference quarterfinals are "divisional."

To be sure, I wouldn't mind starting from a 90s-style 4-division setup. Adding quasi-divisional playoffs and a 2-team guarantee from each division would be worth-while additions. Ensuring a 3rd team... it creates the appearance of parity, I suppose. ??

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