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04-08-2012, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by maplepred View Post
Sure, I'm all for guaranteeing one team from each division a playoff spot! That's the benefit of winning your division. But seeding a less successful/talented team ahead of other teams that played harder all season and EARNED more points. But the team with 10 less points get home ice advantage and an easier opponent just because they won their division. It's really quite senseless.

If a division sucks a someone wins it with a subpar record, seed them last seed at eighth and if they wanna win cup they will have to earn it.
In the case of the Yotes ...they beat the Hawks in 3 of 4 games. Their record against the eastern conference and the NW division is comparable to that of the Preds. The Pacific division is far from weak ... if anything it is the lack of a Columbus-like member that helps account for the low point total of their champion. Their worst member won 10 divisional games, ours only 5 .... they are in a divisional dogfight every year, we get Columbus 6 times.

Bottom line ... they won their division, we didn't win ours.

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