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01-04-2013, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by NickWIHockey View Post
instead of it being a 1- and- done, which imo should be reserved for tiebreakers- hey if you're still tied after 3 tiebreakers, settle it on the ice- have it be a best of 3. why put everything down to one game if theres a 23 point gap between you. we saw what happened with atlanta in baseball this year. was 6 games better than st louis and still lost the coin flip game.
Why is a 1 game contest that decides the lowest 2 ceeded positions in the playoffs a coin flip, yet the NFL uses 1 game in every playoff round including the championship, and it's generally accepted? It's just a convention that's in place now, and playoff formats (just like divisional/conference alignments) change in sports all the time. I think a team has to succeed within whatever playoff framework is in place at the time to be the champion.

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