So here's my little dig, based upon certain parameters:
1. The article stated Bettman presented South, Midwest, East, Pacific. I'm working (loosely) based around that.
2. NO CONFERENCES. Focused divisional play with maybe home & homes outside of division. I hate this if its conferential
3. VERY IMPORTANT: the concept of what 'Midwest' is shifts northeast due to a northeastern bias of the teams in the league.
PACIFIC: Colorado, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Jose, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary
SOUTH: Dallas, St. Louis, Nashville, Tampa Bay, Florida, Carolina, Washington
MIDWEST: Detroit, Chicago, Minnesota, Winnipeg, Toronto, Buffalo, Columbus, Pittsburgh
EAST: Montreal, Boston, New York I, New York R, New Jersey, Ottawa, Philadelphia
A huge pro of this: if Phoenix has to be relocated to QC, they can be moved from the Pacific to East while keeping acceptable parameters (Pacific goes from 8 to 7, East goes from 7 to 8). Also allows for an expansion that sticks 1 team in the East/Northeast (read: QC, Hamilton) and one team southish (KC or Houston).
this is terrible proposal that would pretty much upset everyone in the league. no offense
Edited by bogeygolfer, 28 June 2011 - 09:03 PM.