NHL Approves New Four-Conference Format For Next Season
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12-07-2011, 08:21 AM
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One thing I would put in is that the Final Four would be seeded strictly by points out-of-conference.
Might as well make those games mean something besides a courtesy to fans just to bring every team through town once.
That won't work because the conferences are imbalanced, meaning that teams in a 7-team conference will play 46 games out of conference and teams in a 8-team conference will play 44 games out of conference.
You're also making a point that approximately half of the team's season shouldn't count once they reach that level of the playoffs because teams in a weak conference shouldn't get an easier pass than a strong conference. But why should the team that makes the final four be penalized because the rest of the teams in their conference don't know how to properly manage their teams? The Flyers could be in the same boat for all we know in a few years, getting an easy ride due to a weak conference.
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