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02-27-2013, 11:58 AM
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Shockmaster
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Originally Posted by G Dawg View Post
Exactly. You don't go to a radical 4-division system unless you do divisional playoffs. Without divisional playoffs, this whole concept is useless and retarded.


NHLPA: "We have concerns about fairness. The conferences are uneven, so we'll have to do something about that."

NHL: "How about we use a wildcard that does absolutely nothing at all to address any of your concerns?"

NHLPA: "You got yourself a deal!"
That's what they did starting in 1993-94. Two conferences, four divisions. Except there was no wild card, the #1 and #2 seeds in each conference were the division winners, seeds 3-8 were whoever had the most points after that.

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