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03-07-2013, 10:02 AM
Buck Aki Berg
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The biggest problem with a crosover/wildcard/whatever is that it presupposes that a fifth-place team in one division that has a better record than a fourth-place team in the opposite division would still have that better record if they were in that division.

Suppose New Jersey finishes fifth in their division, and has a better record than Boston, who finishes fourth in theirs - their records can't be stacked against one another because Boston has played 40-45 games against their division, while New Jersey has only played 15-20 games against Boston's division.

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