Is 6th spot a better option?
Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:17 AM
Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:34 AM
You have to take into consideration also that being the sixth seed would provide a higher seeded second round opponent if we were to make it past the first round.
Odds are, if they win the 1st round, they'll be playing St. Louis or Vancouver on the road in the 2nd round anyway - a coin flip in my mind. And then, if they win there, they will be on the road the rest of the way no matter who they play.
If it is LA or San Jose, I could argue either way so I'm not sure I have a preference.... the travel sucks, obviously. But, I think Nashville is more likely to beat Detroit than LA or San Jose.
However, if Phoenix wins their last game, they get the 3 seed. If that happens, I think the 6 seed is the best spot as far as chances to move forward. They've beaten the Yotes in the 1st round of the playoffs the past two years (and this year they won't be playing San Jose in the 2nd round if that happens!). As well as he has been playing, I'd rather face Mike Smith than Quick or Rinne. And, Niemi/Smith is a little closer, but the Sharks lineup is scarier than Phoenix's overall.
That said, I will not be rooting for Chicago this afternoon and we get who we get.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:00 AM
But plenty have gotten to the Finals, and in recent memory. As someone said, it's more likely to happen nowadays than ever with parity.
Problem is, most of those teams battled their way into the playoffs to clinch those lower seeds. This team has bungled their way into the playoffs and is on a cold streak right now. I don't see that kind of 6 seed going to the Finals.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:06 PM
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