2 is better than 4

Here’s why I don’t like the NHL conference rankings system: right now Montreal has the second best record in the eastern conference, but they’re in 4th. Atlanta and New York are in 2nd and 3rd respectively because they lead their divisions, but they both have worse records than the Canadiens. So, if the playoffs were to be called today, Montreal would face 5th-place New Jersey instead of 7th-place Toronto. Guess which team I’d rather see Montreal play in the first round? I know anything can happen between now and April, and teams will move up and down the standings, but every year some team seems to be get screwed by this.

[tags]nhl, canadiens, eastern conference[/tags]

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