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#1 Guest_Jason (Guest)

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 08:53 PM

Can anyone explain why the Wings are ranked #4 in the western conference and not second.

#2 PolskAltima

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 08:55 PM

division leaders are always 1-3 seeds...

then comes everyone else...

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 08:55 PM

Because division leaders automatically get the top 3 spots.

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 08:57 PM

#1 (Best Division Leader) [Most Points among top 3 division leaders]
#2 (Second Best Division Leader)
#3 (Third Best Division Leader)
#4 - #8 = Non-Division leaders ranked among points

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 09:25 PM

the division leaders are ranked 1-3. the wings are second to nashville in the central.

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 10:39 PM

and when we're tied with Nashville the tie breaker is wins
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 06:51 AM

For once can't we be happy to not be #1 or even close? I say give it a try this year. After all it didn't hurt the Oilers last season or the Ducks under Babcock!Being number 1 only helped us one year.

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 07:04 AM

I hate the NHL ranking system. Its so stupid.
Maybe eleminate divisions? and only have confrences

Edited by Zetter is Better, 09 March 2007 - 07:05 AM.

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 09:34 AM

you know what i dont like when its tied ... they check the wins ... they should check the games won or loss against the team your tied

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 09:56 AM

Nashville's record is so overly-inflated by beating up the weak division this year smile.gif
Yes i kind of hope Nashville takes the presidents trophy so this comment can go to them this time around.

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 10:17 AM

QUOTE(kozac @ March 9, 2007 - 09:56AM) View Post

Nashville's record is so overly-inflated by beating up the weak division this year smile.gif
Yes i kind of hope Nashville takes the presidents trophy so this comment can go to them this time around.


clap.gif I couldn't agree more. As long as we have home ice for Round One, I'm secretly happy that we don't have that moniker of "Best in the NHL during the regular season"

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 10:22 AM

QUOTE(Hockeytown Red Wings @ March 8, 2007 - 05:55PM) View Post

Because division leaders automatically get the top 3 spots.

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 10:28 AM

I've always thought it was silly that the division leaders should be ranked 1-3 and then by points after that, rather than just ranking the entire conference by points.

However, I think there is some logic to it in that if you have 2 strong teams in a division with 3 very weak teams, you could argue that their points would be inflated and the #2 team in that division "maybe" has more points than they would have if they played in a different division.

I know that's a difficult argument to make, but I'm looking for some logic to it. I guess the other logic is that you could theoretically have a divsion winner finish with less points than the top 8 in the conference and therefore miss the playoffs, which would basically mean that divisions are pointless and in that case, you should just get rid of the divisions.





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