Thread: News Article: Odds The Oilers Make the Playoffs?
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09-05-2013, 01:53 PM
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Does the top 8 in a conference still always mean playoffs, after the realignment?

I haven't done any research, but with the new playoff format, it could be the top 7 plus 9, no?

The way I see it, unless one division is substantially weaker than the other it will always be the top 8 teams. For it not to be the top 8, wouldn't a team that is top 3 in the weak division have to have less points than the 2nd wild card team from the division sending 5 teams?

Is that possible?

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