My biggest problem with this is I think one of the teams should stay east and keep the 1-8 playoff format. Though the new format may make for better matchups and longer tilts with more going to 6 or 7 games instead of 4-5 game early KOs.
Also Dino Ciccarelli, there is a name I haven't heard in a long, long time. He was damn entertaining, at the time he played I was pretty nuetral as far as teams, but what a pest he was. Fans of the teams that he played for loved the hell out of him, the rest hated him. Loved the DINO, DINO, DINO chants.