QF • Jan. 2 • Russia 4, Switzerland 3 (SO) • Part II
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01-02-2013, 12:06 PM
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It's why you want to win your pool in the round robin, so you don't have to play that extra game. I think it's pretty fair.
I wasn't at all arguing against the bye itself. Bye means that the team doesn't need to play in the quarters and that's all good and fine. However, I think it is an unnecessary additional benefit to the bye team that they get to play against s a tired team that had to play the quarters the previous night (made even worse when there is a OT and shootout). There should be a day between quarters and semis so that winners of the quarter get a rest. Just put the placement game (places 5 and 6) and two relegation games there to be played on that day and that's it.
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