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02-27-2013, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by MoreOrr View Post
That would be stupid, wouldn't it. Let's say 4 teams from each Division actually qualify, but the top seed from the Conference is in one Division and the lowest seed wildcard is in the other Division, then is the League actually going to switch matchups to opposite Divisions?

Just matchup the top seed within its own Divsion, why do it any other way.
I'm not saying to switch it if exactly four teams from each division makes the playoffs.

According to someone's post earlier in this thread, this is last year's teams under this system:

NY Rangers - 109
Pittsburgh - 108
Philadelphia - 103
New Jersey - 102
Washington - 92

Carolina - 82
NY Islanders - 79
Columbus - 65

Detroit - 102
Boston - 102
Florida - 94

Ottawa - 92
Buffalo - 89
Tampa Bay - 84
Toronto - 80
Montreal - 78

If New Jersey and Washington were the two wildcard teams and the first two rounds are to be played within the division, which one of the wildcard teams would you put in the other division? Wouldn't it be more fair if New Jersey plays their first two rounds against Central Division teams? It would be 1v4, 2v3. Since the Rangers had the most points, they should play against the team with the least amount of points, which is why the Devils would go to the other conference.

If one wildcard team comes from each division, then no switch would have to be made. After just reading on Yahoo, the highest seeded team will play the worse wildcard team.

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