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12-28-2012, 01:48 AM
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This is a tournament, not a league championship. Single game elimination is always the format. The round robin is still meaningful for seeding. Generally the fourth seed is fairly weak. The chances for that to be an upset are pretty minuscule. I like seeing each team play seven games again. I haven't liked the bye. It skews the scoring race. The extra rest day before playing a tired QF team is a huge advantage. That disadvantage increases if the lower seed advances to the final as it becomes the third game in four nights. I like the level playing field.

The only downside for me is when one of the relegation teams wins the first two games in that best of three. I could see the tournament scoring leader emerge from that 3 game series as well if a newly graduated team loses all their 19 year old players from the previous year and gets smashed 3 games straight.

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