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Jay Greenberg
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Apr 10 @ 9:02 AM ET
MBFlyerfan
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Philadelphia Flyers
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Joined: 03.17.2006

Apr 10 @ 11:43 AM ET
Jay Greenberg: Not Such a Bad Format Afterall
- Jay Greenberg



While I still wish they would eliminate the brackets and make it so the lowest available seed always plays the highest available seed, (with division winners being 1 and 2) I am still excited about this series for a multitude of reasons.
BiggE
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: There's no way out of here, NJ
Joined: 04.17.2012

Apr 10 @ 11:43 AM ET
Great piece and spot on as always, Jay!

The current Flyer/Pens rivalry really does remind me of the wars with the Rags in the 80s, and those were a lot of fun!!

BiggE
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: There's no way out of here, NJ
Joined: 04.17.2012

Apr 10 @ 11:45 AM ET
While I still wish they would eliminate the brackets and make it so the lowest available seed always plays the highest available seed, (with division winners being 1 and 2) I am still excited about this series for a multitude of reasons.
- MBFlyerfan


Yup, with you on both the format and in looking forward to this series! The only teams really screwed by the format this year are Boston and Toronto. Having the 2nd and 3rd best teams in the conference playing in the first round is just a waste.
MJL
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Let's Dance!, PA
Joined: 09.20.2007

Apr 10 @ 11:46 AM ET
Another gem for a Hall of Fame writer.
Pixote Andolini
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Joined: 07.23.2007

Apr 10 @ 3:16 PM ET
Fantastic piece.

I know most fans of all things puck are most excited about this playoff matchup, regardless of who their favorite teams are.
Feds91Stammer
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Tatar Fan Boy, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

Apr 11 @ 8:53 AM ET
Yeah no.
Archaic
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Waterloo, ON
Joined: 01.12.2011

Apr 11 @ 9:11 AM ET
There would be equally good matchups if it were 1 to 8 rankings for the playoffs

Tampa vs NJ
Boston vs Columbus
Wash vs Philly
Toronto vs Pitts

Nash vs Col
Vegas vs LA
Winterpeg vs SJ
Minny vs Ana

All this does is water down the later rounds which makes for less compelling matchups when it matters more. The only difference is this screws a lot of teams over who should have home ice advantage or create uneven rounds and easier paths for bad teams.
Feds91Stammer
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Tatar Fan Boy, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

Apr 11 @ 3:48 PM ET
There would be equally good matchups if it were 1 to 8 rankings for the playoffs

Tampa vs NJ
Boston vs Columbus
Wash vs Philly
Toronto vs Pitts

Nash vs Col
Vegas vs LA
Winterpeg vs SJ
Minny vs Ana

All this does is water down the later rounds which makes for less compelling matchups when it matters more. The only difference is this screws a lot of teams over who should have home ice advantage or create uneven rounds and easier paths for bad teams.

- Archaic

Agreed
Beatle_john
Vancouver Canucks
Location: The corner of Kirk Maclean's T
Joined: 01.09.2006

Apr 15 @ 6:46 PM ET
1 v 8 is far less contrived.