Thread: OT: Divison leader rule
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03-04-2013, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by DionPhaneuf3 View Post
Not sure if this was worth creating a thread over but noticing the standings, the division leader rule is absolutely ridiculous. The Pens are sitting in 2nd place with 26 points (tied with us) and Carolina in 3rd place with 21 points.

If you look at the standings by highest points vs lowest the Pens sit in 4th, Leafs 5th, Carolina barely in a playoff spot at 8th( tied with jets)

This rule makes no sense at all, giving teams that should be in 8th a top spot and home ice advantage. Anyone have a legit reason why this rule was made ? And if there's any league proposals on removing it ? Does the new conference proposal cover this at all ?

I couldn't agree more. I think they might have done it so that some divisions weren't completely shut out of the playoffs - but it is still dumb.

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