The new playoff format - specifically, the wildcard/crossover rule
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02-27-2013, 03:44 PM
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It does address some of their concerns though. The NHLPA didn't like the fact that in a pure divisional format certain deserving teams would have a harder time getting into the playoff, whether it's because they play in an 8 team division, or because they play in a stronger division. The wild card option at least allows a better team in a stronger division a playoff spot as opposed to a lesser team in a weak division.
The conference imbalance is not addressed. And weak teams can still make it ahead of strong teams under this idiotic system, so that wasn't addressed either.
The whole thing is just dumb. Leave things the way they are.
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