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Monday, October 1, 2007

OPINION: Tiebreakers in Hockey

Ok, it’s October 1st and this about playoffs.

I’m watching the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies in a one-game playoff tiebreaker game. The teams finished with the same record and there aren’t any tie-breakers in baseball aside form a one-game playoff (or play-in game, if you will).

For whatever reason in baseball, head-to-head records are thrown out the window. If head-to-head records mattered, Colorado would have advanced. I think.

So my question to you is: Would this work in the NHL? Throw out the tiebreakers of wins, head-to-head records and how you faired in your divisions and conference. If two teams finish with the same amount of points for the last playoff spot, should the NHL go with a one-game playoff?

There are good reasons on both sides of the argument, so what do you think?

If you want to discuss, logon to IslanderMania to (politely) debate.

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