Originally posted on SNY Rangers Blog:
The league will stay in two conferences and have two divisions within each conference.
There will be 14 teams in the Western Conference and 16 teams in the Eastern Conference.
- The top three teams in each division make the playoffs (6 of 8 conference teams)
- The remaining two spots (wild cards) will be awarded to the teams with the highest point totals in the conference, regardless of division.
- The division winner with the most points in the conference will be matched against the wild-card team with the lowest number of points; the division winner with the second-most points in the conference will play the wild-card team with the second fewest points.
- It is possible for one division to have five teams and the other to have three teams make the playoffs.
The wild card…
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