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03-25-2013, 09:31 AM
Dustin Peener
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Originally Posted by Alpine View Post
I'm happy for the conference winners
But would someone please explain why if the league champion has already been decided there's playoffs?
With Challenge Cup, Playoff Cup and Conference winners (which worked by the way) isn't the league starting to be like your grade 4 field day where everyone gets participation medals?
Just asking.
Because the playoffs are just a home and home, 1 semi final game and 1 final game, so they aren't very meaningful. The teams can't get/cant afford the ice time to have longer playoffs without having a much shorter regular season, and anyway they would run through the World Championships.

Plus it's just British sporting culture, there are no playoffs in EPL football. But EIHL has to have some form of playoffs, because that is hockey culture.

The challenge cup is again another British sports culture thing, because we have the FA and League cup in football, LV = cup in rugby union, challenge cup in rugby league.

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