Debate strategy 101: Start by telling your opponent they're totally illogical, and close by telling your opponent their argument is total nonsense. Only when you've accepted this can we craft a compromise that benefits everyone.
I guess the Sabres and Devils have quit screaming. It appears that a format for the Stanley Cup playoffs has been determined.
Twelve teams from each conference make the playoffs. The teams that finished fifth through twelfth in the regular-season standings will pair off in five-game series, with No. 5 playing No. 12, No. 6 playing No. 11, and so on for the right to advance to the next round.
The teams that finished first through fourth will automatically advance to the next round, but will not automatically be seeded in the order of the final regular-season standings. While the fifth through twelfth teams are playing their five-game series, the first four teams will play a round-robin series against each other to determine who will be seeded first, second, third, and fourth for the second round.
It's not clear how the seeding would work if the round-robin series results in two teams with 2-1 records and two teams with 1-2, or three teams with 2-1 records and one with 0-3.
And they still haven't worked out the details of where and when the games can be played.
But at least they don't seem to be squabbling about money, as the baseball players are doing.
So we cant agree who is the poster child for punk of the MLB, too many to chose from.
Can we agree that Brooks goes it at number 1 for the best guy to have play the game on and off the field? I know Roy Firestone would agree.