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12-30-2012, 03:51 PM
No more status quo?!
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Originally Posted by Blackhawkswincup View Post
Like 1st part

Absolutely hate the 2nd ,, There are enough teams as is in playoffs
Agreed, but I could see the NHL taking a page from baseball last year/the NCAA tournament in recent years and having two one-game playoffs to determine the #8 seed. You do have the time between the end of the season and the start of the 16-team playoffs to have 'play-in' games.

I do like the synochrity of the 16-team, 16-win tournament, but let's be honest it's only been 16 wins for like twenty years of the NHL's history. There's a reason Wing fans throw octipii on the ice, it was 8 wins for many years.

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