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03-16-2013, 09:05 AM
Marchessault Good
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Originally Posted by Markstrom Rules View Post
It isn't 8 out of 14 vs. 8 out of 16 though. The top 3 teams in each division make the playoffs, guaranteed. Then there are two wildcards in each conference. If you happen to play in a weak division in a given year, then this system is actually great. It doesn't matter at all what the teams in the other division in your conference are doing.
Yea... It is 8 out of 16. You could say its 2 wild cards out of 10 teams, opposed to 2 out of 8 if you look at it like that.. Regardless, it's statistically gonna be harder to make the playoffs in the east then west, no way to lather that one up. Just how it is.

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