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01-21-2004, 11:58 AM
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Corey
 
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Originally Posted by Habs
1. * Toronto 47 59
2. * Philadelphia 47 59
3. * Tampa Bay 45 50
4. Ottawa 46 58
5. Boston 47 56
6. New Jersey 44 55
7. Montreal 47 54
8. NY Islanders 46 49
9. NY Rangers 46 47
10. Atlanta 47 46
11. Florida 47 43
12. Buffalo 47 42
13. Carolina 46 41
14. Washington 47 35
15. Pittsburgh 47 30

I've never liked the fact that if you win your division, you get a playoff spot regardless.

Teams with less points make the playoffs, and take a playoff spot from clubs who are better statistically. The Southeast division drives me nuts.

You like the format?

Also, would you like to see the league go back to the old system, where the top 16 teams make the playoffs, and play from that format? No East vs West Champion, but rather a 1vs 16 battle?

Would it be refreshing to see different clubs play each other in the playoffs for you?
Not at all. There's a practical reason for this setup. It cuts down on the wear and tear and expense of travel. How would you like to see the Habs play a best of seven with Los Angeles in the first round, with several transcontinental flights, and then face the winner of a Rangers-Islanders series, in which the teams travel by bus? It would certainly not be refreshing for the affected teams.

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