It's been so long that the Rangers have been in it that I forgot what I format they use. So I did some research (basically I looked at the 2004 playoffs) and discovered that they do not have a set bracket; by that I mean the highest seed plays the lowest seed in the second round. In the NBA, however, it's 1/8 vs 4/5 and 2/7 vs 3/6. I defiently prefer this format matter because it rewards the higher seeds. Since the Rangers could be #3, it doesn't really affect them so much, but I thought I'd let you guys know how it's formatted in case you were unaware.
Umm, way to be extraordinarily confusing in your explanation.
The NHL seeds it's teams 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7 etc in the first round. In the second round, the teams get reseeded. Then it's 1 vs 4, 2 vs 3. The seeds in the 2nd round are determined by the seeds in the first round. In other words, if the season ended with the standings looking like they do now, the Rangers would be ranked ahead of the Sabres in all round even though the Sabres have more points.
"So I did some research (basically I looked at the 2004 playoffs) and discovered that they do not have a set bracket; by that I mean the highest seed plays the lowest seed in the second round."
There is absolutely NOTHING confusing by that. The highest seed plays the lowest seed remaining in the second round. You're the one who made it really confusing. No one is 'reseeded' and I'm not even sure what the term means. The highest seed plays the lowest seed left and the other matchup is set up off that. Here's two mock scenarios:
1 Ottawa vs 8 Montreal- Ottawa wins
2 Carolina vs 7 Tampa Bay- Tampa bay wins
3 Rangers vs 6 Devils- Rangers win
4 Buffalo vs 5 Philly- Buffalo win
Second round would be- Ottawa vs Tampa Bay, Rangers vs Buffalo
However, in Scenario B:
Ottawa(1), Carolina(2), New Jersey(6), and Buffalo(4) win
Then it would be Ottawa vs New Jersey, Carolina vs Buffalo
It's really rather simple, Tawnos, and I don't appreciate you acting like a ***** when I'm just trying to help. If you can't find what I'm saying to be clear, then you might be ********.
look maybe I made it longer than possible but the main line was that the highest seed plays the lowest remaining seed in the second round and that's pretty clear to me. whatever, its over. lets get the division and the 3 seed.