NHL playoff format benefits Rangers, but is still deeply flawed - April 25, 2017:
New NHL playoff format: Instant gratification, diminishing returns (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports Canada
There's a new playoff format in the NHL this year, and it's bound to confuse you a little bit. Let's go over the changes and get up to speed.
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