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03-08-2013, 06:37 AM
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I'm not a fan. Any way you look at it, the Eastern teams will have a harder time making the playoffs than the Western teams.

I really hope they fix this, but even if they take the top 3 teams in each division and then the top 4 wildcards from any conference, it still means that Western conference teams have a greater chance of being a top 3 team in their division. Then there would be all the travel headaches that are involved with this type of set-up.

I know some of you will say that baseball had a similar set-up for years and you're right, but just because another sport had an imbalanced playoff format doesn't mean that hockey should have one too.

To those of you complaining about the teams that make up our conference and the extra travel time, you can likely thank Yorkman and the business side. I suspect that the business side of the Panthers pushed for this because of the additional ticket revenues

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