This is somewhat of a continuation of Thread 130483
wherein I argued that there is little or no home ice advantage in the NHL playoffs, to the disagreement of other posters.
Well, this year, in 25 playoff games so far anyone want to guess the home teams' record?
Chew on that for a second.
Keep in mind that since most series' are after game 3, the home team has been the higher seed in 16 of those 25 games and nonetheless, the home team is batting all of .320! Not bad for a batting average, but for a winning percentage?
Granted, it's a small sample size, but does anyone still think that the NHL regular season means anything? Thankfully, the league has expanded to the point where almost half the teams don't make it, which puts a little drama in the regular season, but for those that do make it, seeding is just plain irrelevant.
Look at the 1-8 series. Vancouver trails 3-0 and the Rangers, while up 2-1 have been in two very tight games and could easily be down 2-1 with a bad bounce or two.