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12-28-2012, 04:21 PM
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Here's what the IIHF should do:

Round Robin: 2 groups with 5 teams (Group A and Group B) - exactly as now

Each team has 4 round robin games, the top 2 in each group advances to the playoffs:
A1 vs B2, B1 vs A2

- winners of those games go to the Final (best of 3)
- losers will meet for Bronze (1 game)

Teams placed 3rd in their round robin groups will be tied for 5th place in the tournament, they will both head for home - no need to play a game for 5th place...

The bottom 2 in each Group play relegation playoffs:
A4 vs B5, A5 vs B4

- winners will be tied for 7th
- losers will meet for not being relegated (9th-10th place game) (best of 3)

Hopefully, and probably, there will/can not be any meaningless games that way...

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