Kovy27 wrote: no name wrote:
Kovy27 wrote:So, on NHL Home Ice on SiriusXM, they just said the perfect answer to this. If you win your "conference", you are a top 4 seed. The rest of the teams are lined up by record. So, Pens might be #2 seed and have to play #15 Colorado in round 1, then #10 Phoenix, then #7 Anaheim, and in the Cup Finals play #5 Philly.
I actually think I like it better this way.
Never happen, keeping the playoffs within the division makes it easier on the players travel wise. Just deal with the uneven divisions, so what if you got 8 in your division.
Who gives a **** about travel. That's more exciting than playing Phi, NYR, and Bos every year before making it to the finals.
See Detroit for the last 20 years. I'm saying travel isn't as big of a deal as people make it out to be.
Change the format of the 7 game series H-H-A-A-A-H-H
I'm old, so I remember when they used to do this in the mid-late 70s they used to seed 1-16 2-15....I actually preferred it that way, also. Of course, the Pens were in a division that included Los Angeles and Montreal, lol. Would love to see a Philly-Pens, Rangers-Pens Final.
Agreed, the easiest travel solution would be the 2-3-2 format.
Another twist on that to satisfy both ways, is to play the first two rounds all conference based and then when you get to the final four, seed based on points. That way you could have a Pens-Wings, Flyers-Canucks matchups in the final four and still have a possible Flyers-Pens final.