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02-06-2013, 06:43 PM
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This is little confusing to me :
Team finishing 1st in each conference will be Elite Ice Hockey League Conference Champions, both conference champions are guaranteed a top 2 seeding in the play offs and the top team will win the
regular season title which is considered more valuable than even the play offs
If reg.season title is so important, why even bother to play play-offs ?
The league is more important because the playoffs are not very meaningful since there are no 7 game series. 1/4 finals are just 2 games home and away decided by aggregate score. And the semi-finals and finals are just 1 game. This is because the teams don't have the money or ice time to have a long playoff series.
It's also partly because of the British football culture where there are no playoffs to decide the league title.
Playoffs are just there to give the teams out of the title race something to play for, since due to no long series they can just turn up and be the better team on the day in the playoffs. And obviously because playoffs are part of hockey culture, and to make more money.
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