mikey287 wrote:One of the few, perhaps only (when it's all done) division with four playoff teams is the bad one...? Anyone that watches the West isn't buying what you're selling unfortunately...maybe try explaining it differently...?
Ok.. explained differently. And I probably should have titled the thread differently...
The Blackhawks aren't as good as their record says they are. The west isn't as strong as the east. I live here. I've seen more western games this season alone than most have in 3-4 years combined. If they actually played in the Pacific division and not in the central the Pens would have wrapped up the President's trophy last week.
their 0-3 vs Anaheim... they struggle against the Kings... they struggle against Vancouver... 1-2
they've had 16 overtime and/or shootout games... 8-10 of which were against non playoff teams (TBD as Detroit/columbus won't make it)...
and yes they just might lose the opening round against Minnesota of Columbus.
Respectfully, you didn't really explain anything.
The West is better than the East, and don't underestimate my West watching...I watch the West just as much as I watch the East.
The overtime thing was already addressed previously, it's a common thing for the West. Did you name the only teams that they've lost to and then call them on it...?
At least they're playoff teams...the Penguins are 0-2 against the Devils, struggled against Carolina, and pending the result tonight against Buffalo, they might be 1-2 against them. All non-playoff teams. Does that necessarily say anything about us?
How does the Atlantic stack up to the Central...?
I just don't understand the hate. If you said Anaheim, maybe, but Chicago looks every bit as good as their record, they play in a tough division, have a tough travel schedule, play in the tougher conference...it's just hard to figure out what this is all founded in...