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01-02-2013, 08:46 PM
It's a wolf v2.0
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It would be a lot like the shootout really. Some people will ***** and complain about it saying it's the worst thing ever and hockey is ruined, but the game will go on regardless and all but the most bitter of fans will get used to it.

I don't think it's a big deal personally, and the wildcard round is always going to be fun. You can say it would weaken the playoffs or the meaning of the regular season but really you're never going to get worse than the already mentioned 16/21 team format. Also consider that the original 6 days are a cherished part of hockey history, 2/3rd's of the teams made it back then didn't they? And at the end of the day if a 10th seed wildcard is able to overcome the odds and win it all it's not like it would cheapen the Stanley Cup.

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