- Joined Dec 27, 2014
I believe you are correct on that seeding format.The league changing the playoff format. Someone correct me if im wrong, but do you no longer get a top 4 seed for winning your division? I was hoping the C's would get a top 4 seed for winning the Atlantic Division (Toronto, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia). I think seeding is based strictly off W-L now. Midas whale eliminate divisions.
Teams now will be seeded one through eight in their respective conferences according to record. Under the previous system, each of the six division winners was guaranteed a top-four spot in the playoffs. If a fourth team had a better record than any of the other two division winners in each conference, they would be seeded appropriately, but no division winner could drop below the fourth seed. Now, a scenario could exist in which a division “winner” could have the ninth-best record in a conference and miss the playoffs. It’s an incredibly unlikely scenario, but it’s still possible.
Tiebreak criteria for playoff seeding also has changed, with the best head-to-head record deciding the higher seed in the playoff bracket. Winning the division now is the second tiebreak criteria.
My father and I were just saying the same thingThese grey sleeved jerseys are the worst. Just stick with the classic white/green and green/white and don't overthink things.