To be fair the travel factor is also a benefit at home ice for team's coming from the west to Detroit.
Yeah that's true. But I'm more or less talking about combined travel. I'm willing to bet that the Wings travel more during the playoffs than Vancouver will (disregarding this year of course because they played two central teams) or San Jose or Anaheim will. It's like if the Wings get past their Pacific division foe there is another Pacific division or Northwest division team waiting for them.
Take this year for example: Phoenix---->San Jose--->and then would have been Vancouver
That kind of travel just doesn't seem fair.......
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