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04-07-2011, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by genericnyrusername View Post
Yeah seriously. NHL, are shootout wins legitimate wins or not? You can't really have it both ways... You say they're worth the same number of pts as a regulation or OT win, but then they don't count towards your win total for the playoff tiebreaker?

Oh and if you're trying to draw in more fans, creating a new category that has playoff implications isn't the best way to go about doing that. You think anyone down in Carolina knows what the ROW category stands for?
Get rid of the 3 point game and add a play-in tournament. That would make it super intense.

3-game series at the end of the reg. season.

7th seed plays 10 & 8th seed plays 9th, with the top team getting two home games.

Every year one team is out by a point or two. There is usually a pretty distinct separation between those teams and the ones above and below IMO. It would also allow the top teams who earned one of the top 6 spots a week or so of rest to get ready for the long haul, and would increase the level of play imo. It would aslo make the games more meaningful for the teams hovering around that 6th spot instead of having a throwaway game or two at the end once they clinch a spot. The "bubble" teams in that short tourney are then reseeded for the draft and away we go. So even if say, a 7th seed like Buffalo lost out, as a consolation they would be moving a minimum of 3 spots up in the draft.

Tampa - 99
Montreal - 93
Buffalo - 92
Rangers - 91
Carolina - 89
Toronto - 85

NJ - 79
Atl - 78

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