HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-25-2013, 04:11 PM
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That was when you had 4 out 5 teams in those divisions making the play-offs.
You won't see huge discrepencies when it is 4 out of 7 or 4 out of 8.
You will see a team miss the play-offs by finishing 5th with a better record than the 4th place team of another, but only a few points. Happens in the NFL where a team misses the play-offs while having a better record than a team that wins another division. People complain, but it doesn't hurt the NFL play-offs in the least.
Ha, why not? Have you got some data to base that on?
These days, because the manufactured parity, a 5pt difference in the Standings is probably equal to about a 15pt difference back then. Still doesn't make the lower team any more Playoff worthy than they used to be, just not as blatantly obvious.
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