New NHL Divisions and Playoff Scheme?!?!

New NHL Divisions and Playoff Scheme?!?!

Post by ck0.. » Wed, 12 May 1993 13:31:45


does anyone out there know exactly what the new divisions are gonna'
be... i know that they are going to be regional, but that Pittsburgh
is going to be out of place... and the playoffs are going to follw
the NBA example.. any insight would be appreciated.. thanx

CK...

 
 
 

New NHL Divisions and Playoff Scheme?!?!

Post by Mitch McGow » Thu, 13 May 1993 01:39:51

From the FAQ:

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- Realignment:

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

Washington Capitals, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York
Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning

Northeast Division

Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Hartford Whalers, Montreal Canadiens,
Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Quebec Nordiques

Western Conference

Central Division

Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues,
Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets

Pacific Division

Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles
Kings, San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks

  Schedule: Eastern Conference teams will play five games against each
of six divisional opponents (30); four games against each of the seven
teams in the conference's other division (28) and two games against each
of the 12 Western Conference members (24).

Western Conference teams will play six games against each of five
divisional opponents (30); four games against each of the six teams in
the conference's other division (24) and two games against each of the
14 Eastern Conference clubs (28).

  Playoffs: The system will be conference-based, with the No. 1 team
meeting the No. 8 team in the first round, No. 2 vs. No. 7, No. 3 vs.
No. 6 and No. 4 vs. No. 5. Matchups will be based on overall points with
the four division champions being placed in the first- or second-place
seeds in each conference and being assured of home-ice in the first two
playoff rounds. All series will be best of seven (2-2-1-1-1 rotation)
except matchups between Central and Pacific teams.  Those series will
rotate 2-3-2 to reduce travel.  In those cases, the team with the most
regular-season points will choose whether to start the series at home or
away.

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