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02-25-2013, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by patnyrnyg View Post
I'm not a fan of the wild-card or play-in or whatever. Top 4 make it. The two eastern conferences have to beat out 4 teams instead of 3? Too bad. Secondly, I do not think it is going to be as bad as it happened in the 80s because now it is 16 out of 30 instead of 16 out of 21. In 88, Rangers (82) and Penguins (who finished 6th in the Patrick with 81) both had more points than the Whalers who finished 4th in the Adams with 77. They both finished with more than the Blues who were SECOND in the Norris with 76. Yes, you will have seasons where the 5th and 6th of one conference have more than the 4th in another, but I do not think it will be as ridiculous. Maybe 2 or 3 points, but I doubt you see a 5th place team with 6 more points than a 2nd place team.

http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1988.html
I'm with you on this.

Ultimately Win your games, specifically divisional games and you get in the PO's.

Lose and you are out.

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