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Video- Brian Burke On The Talked About Playoff Format

via a tweet from Sportsnet,

"I think this is too many teams, I think it's gonna almost guarantee we have an issue with this virus. But if they can pull this off, fantastic."

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d ca's avatar

So 24 teams were mathematically alive for the playoffs when the season was suspended.

If Buttman stopped any one of those teams from participating in this type of playoff format: those team would have a legitimate complaint.

I am sure it didn’t hurt that 3 large TV markets had teams at the bottom of the qualifying pile (Montreal at 0.1% chance, Chicago at 2.3%, and NYR at 21.8% chance to make the playoffs).

So the talk of too many teams would become, “How come (insert Montreal, Chicago,  NYR, etc) didn’t make the cut? They weren’t eliminated yet—this is fixed.”

Posted by d ca on 05/21/20 at 11:42 PM ET

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