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10-12-2012, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Tinalera View Post
The idea if I remember it was (under a conference format) teams 7-10 would have a "mini playoff" (not unlike Wild Card) to determine the 7th and 8th seeds.

I don't necessarily agree with it, but I could see the sell job being that 9th and 10 place teams get at least some "playoff" monies in a 3 or 5 game series.
Part of the re-alignment plan was a return to divisional play-offs. Could be top-5 in the division with the 4 and 5 seed having a play-in game or best of 3. Can't see it being much more than that.

I remember when the AHL tried the 7-10, 8-9 thing and from what I recall (could be wrong) that it wasn't received very well.

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