Realignment and the playoffs
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03-17-2013, 08:40 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
We lost the Avalanche and the Wild, and gained the Ducks, Kings, Sharks and Coyotes. We lose that trade.
Conference wise, we lose the Red Wings and Blue Jackets, and gain the Jets. We win that trade.
Top 3 of each division, and top 8 out of 14 make the playoffs. We dropped the Red Wings, who make it every season, and have one less team overall. It will no doubt be easier to snag those final two wild card spots and make the playoffs.
Granted, matchups would be different, but if the re-alignment was in place this season we'd have;
(Detroit) Gone to east
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