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Can I ask a stupid question? What was the point of bringing in Sefton for one game? If I remember the rules correctly, a guy has to play 6 regular games in order to qualify to play in the playoffs. I really liked the kid; thought he played a very physical style that we could really use, but what purpose did it serve? Just to check him out for next year?
Because he came in as an amateur, that doesn't apply to him. He'll be on the playoff roster.
He is an amateur coming from the OHL. So he doesn't have to play the 6 games. He is eligible for the playoffs.
The Komets should try and get into the Western Conference. They could go 0 - 76 and still make the playoffs. What a Joke.
I'm with you, Hockey Fan. I remember when the IHL got severely criticized for only eliminating one or two teams. Not much of a peep from anyone about this, however.
Here is a good stat for you. Las Vegas, (worst in the league with 48 points) make the playoffs. If San Francisco could magically appear, they would only be 13 points behind Las Vegas. Of course they would have 32 games- in- hand also!!
The guys seem to be saying the right things.
My take on the whole thing is goaltending. If you run into "hot" goaltending you are likely to lose. Reading, 72 games with 182 goals allowed. Fort Wayne, 72 games 215 goals allowed.
Anything can happen, though, and teams play the game not statistics. San Diego was far superior to the Komets in '93, yet we all know what happened.
Is it a advantage or disadvantage that neither of our goalies have played Reading? Goaltending is going to be HUGE! on how this series goes.