Start with 8 Team (Van, Cal, Edm, Win, Tor, Ham, Ott, Mtl) Have team budgets capped at $2 Million/team. Single table. No divisions. Have the teams play 2 times against each other for 14 games. Play the 3 regional rivals for 2 more games each. Giving a regular season of 20 games. The extra games make up for the lack of a division.