NHL Approves New Four-Conference Format For Next Season
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12-05-2011, 11:17 PM
Who's the clown?
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Semmes, Alabama
Hey, it's the old Patrick division plus Carolina!
It reminds me of the system from the 80s where you had to get out of your division to play in the conference championships. Those playoffs against the Islanders and Rangers made me hate them. The downside, as others have mentioned, is that there were years that the 5th place team in the Patrick was better than the 4th place teams of other divisions, but they didn't qualify for the playoffs.
I'm also glad to see the Caps back. I hated them in the 80s, it will be fun to hate them again.
I like the new system, because I feel like the playoffs back in the 80s were full of hatred because every year you were playing the same teams in the playoffs. Think back to those Edmonton - Calgary playoffs. I think this should breed some interesting feuds, moreso than the current system.
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