Thread: News Article: November 1 and playoff seeding
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11-01-2013, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Dfence033 View Post
My apologies, yes. I forgot that "pre-season" is dangerously close to "in the pre-season." My meaning was prior to the season starting, as you pointed out.

My main concern is how people can be skeptical about their "contending" status, while openly admitting that the only real threat in the division is Pittsburgh. With the way the playoffs shake out, assuming the Rangers end where they were expected to (2nd place), they wouldn't see Pitt until at least the 3rd round, right? That's 2 other teams to grind the Pens down or have a chance to knock them off. Things broke the Rangers way in 2011 and they failed to capitalize. This season, the path actually appears easier. To me, that makes them a contender for the Cup. I understand that given the tough start people may not want to throw them up there in that conversation again yet, but they are certainly looking more and more the part people thought they would play this year. If that continues, even the most die-hard detractors will have to admit the strong potential.
They would see Pitt in the 2nd round. First two rounds are in division playoffs with the #2 facing the #3 and the #1 facing a wild card winner. Winner of each series plays each other in the 2nd round.

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