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03-20-2012, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by IJKPrinciple View Post
I don't get one thing about the play-outs - teams that have enough points so they can't end in one of the two last places even if they lose all remaining games - what's their motivation to win? They might as well not show up for the games and get an automatic 3-0 loss.
I too don't get this play-out thing. They could've just taken 8 teams and made a reverse play-off. The best in points vs worst in best of 5 series, then the wining 4 teams are safe and the remaining 4 still battle to win their series and be safe while those 2 teams who lose both series are relegated. Instead they add still another 16 or so games to the schedule to all these teams...

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