HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-25-2013, 12:48 PM
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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.
Fine, but did they do a wildcard play-in back then and give even a lower 5th seed an opportunity to be in the Playoffs?
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