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03-27-2012, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Kevin Forbes View Post
But the issue is, for playoff trees, 16 works and 8 work, but 10/12/14 all don't....
Shorten the first round to 5 games from 7, play them on an aggressive schedule like the Halifax/Moncton series (4 games in the first 5 nights) and they're over with in the first week. A 12 team tree works then. The top 4 seeds get byes.

Or just scrap the first round completely and go to 8 teams. The gap between the upper & lower seeds is just too great in this league. Last year's first round was a complete bust as well, with again just one upset in the round (which itself was a sweep) and everything else over with in 5 or less.

Fat chance, I know. The owners won't give up those playoff dates. It's a miserable excuse for playoff hockey, though.

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