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03-04-2013, 09:49 PM
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Love the idea of returning to divisional playoffs. Not so keen on the wildcard/crossover.

Originally Posted by Goalie_Bob View Post
1. Growing up a child of the Patrick division. I never remember any *****ing about how it was unfair that the division had 6 teams and every other division had 5. So I don't understand it now for one conference to have 14 and the other 16. People will get used to it.
Completely agree. It's a stop-gap, if nothing else. I've already noticed the Steckel being quoted in The Globe and Mail that the players want the wildcard system to give them more chances at entering the playoffs because:

“From a player standpoint, some [new] contracts are earned in the playoffs,” he said. “A lot of guys would rather be in the playoffs working for their next contract, rather than seeing one or two less regular-season road trips."

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