Realignment approved by BOG - Jets move to Western Conference, "Division B"
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02-26-2013, 04:29 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
I might not be getting this properly from the wording of the TSN article, but can someone explain how the playoff seedings, and specifically the re-seedings for rounds 2 and 3 would work?
Let's say that this is the end of year standings:
Los Angeles 20
San Jose 19
That means that the 1st round matchups are:
(Anaheim vs Dallas, and Vancouver and LA in the Pacific)
Los Angeles 20
(Chicago vs. Phoenix and Nashville vs St.Louis)
I made the above matchups based on the following on TSN:
"The playoff format calls for the top three teams in each division to earn post-season berths. The remaining four spots would go to wild-card teams, the top two records remaining in each conference. That means there's a possibility five teams make it from one division and only three from another.
It would be divisional playoffs, not conference playoffs, so 1 vs. 4, 2 vs 3 in the first round. The two fourth seeds would be made up of the wild-card teams. The top division winner based on regular-season points in the standings would face off against the lower-ranked wild-card team. The other division winner would play the higher-ranked wild-card."
But what happens in the next round?
What happens if Dallas beats Anaheim, Van beats LA, Nash beats St. Louis and Phoenix beats Chicago?
"First-round winners then meet in second round in the
; Third round sees Pacific winner vs. Mid-West winner in Western Conference finals; Central winner versus Atlantic winner in Eastern Conference finals; Eastern and Western Conference champions meet in Stanley Cup finals."
So Dallas would play Vancouver for the Pacific Division, and Phoenix would play Nashville for the mid-west?
Is that right? Dallas (a mid west team) could then win the Pacific Division, and Phoenix (a Pacific team), could win the mid west division?
I have to be missing something here.
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