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02-25-2013, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by MoreOrr View Post
The issue that some of us have with a top-4 Playoffs is that frequently there'll be a 4th place team in one Conference with a worse record than a 5th or possibly even a 6th place team in another Conference.
Prior to 1-8 conference seeding that started with 93-94 playoffs, this is exactly how it was in the NHL (Except instead of "conferences" they were "divisions"). And I bet if you go back and look at standings pre 93-94, you'll see this very issue come up. Point is, a "purist" would say that this is the way to go since it is exactly what the NHL did prior to 93-94.

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