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06-27-2011, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Zil View Post
Yes it does. There's statistically one less team to beat out to make the playoffs. Having to beat out four teams is always going to be tougher than having to beat out three. The best eight records in each conference should make the playoffs regardless of divisions (with guaranteed spots to division winners of course).
What you're saying is ONLY true if we're talking about the same team trying to beat out 3 or 4 teams that are equal to one another. There is no realistic way to project this kind of thing statistically. It's like saying that the Rangers would've ended up with 93 points last year if they were playing in the West. Maybe... maybe not. There's no way to know.

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