Crisis Posted July 14, 2020 Share Posted July 14, 2020 It's because Vancouver didn't make the Playoffs. Which is the tournament of 16 teams. If they win their series against Minne, then yeah, we get the pick. I think it's because the intention of the clause is implying that the pick will be in the second half of the draft. The play in isn't the Playoffs. The fact that the NHL is counting the stats of the play in as postseason stats is more so the confusing part. I can see both sides of that argument and I'm just happy that I didn't have to make that decision. Yeah, the games are going to feel like playoff games since they are against the same team and players face elimination, so I feel that it does represent the "clutch" that is baked into postseason stats. But on the other hand, I do think that it is a little unfair to count those extra games as postseason games played. Players on a team that go from the play in to the Stanley Cup Finals will have the opportunity to unfairly break other postseason records because they were given an extra 5 game series to pad the stats. Now the important question.. does it really matter to me? fvck no. I just like arguing. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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