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How does Realignment Affect the Oilers

The NHL formally announced their realignment plan earlier today. How will the new format impact the Oilers' quest to return to the post season in the years ahead?

But what if the NHL did go to uneven conferences.... In the envisioned 16-team west, each team...

But what if the NHL did go to uneven conferences.... In the envisioned 16-team west, each team would make the playoffs in theory 50% of the time, whereas in a 14-team east, each team improves to 57% likelihood -- over time this imbalance will put more dollars and thus more spending power in the eastern conference, as there are fewer teams to distribute to.... If the NHL does move to an imbalanced-conference realignment, it really should include a revenue sharing program with it.

That comes to you from Earl Sleek of the Battle of California. That site is usually golden because of cartoons and comedy, but in this case, it's golden because of Earl's thought-provoking work on some of the financial implications of the realignment proposed by the NHL.

NHL Realignment - Some Good, Some Bad

The NHL has approved a realignment plan and a new playoff format for next season. Some of it's good, some of it's bad.

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Realignment: the NFL/MLB path, with a twist

A reader from Brazil weighs in on realignment.

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NHL Realignment Based On NFL & MLB Model

Cushy Eastern Conference fat cats don't want to give up their cushy 45 minute flights. They'd rather see the West continue to suffer.

My take on NHL realignment

I've got a piece up on the front page of SB Nation about the need to realign the NHL.

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