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Playoff draft?

Watching the San Jose Sharks struggle in the first round against Anaheim, I have a new idea of how to set first round matchups: let the top seeds pick their opponents.

If the Sharks wanted to play the Blue Jackets in the first round, they could.

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This way, top teams don’t get beat up in the first round by tough teams, even if it means playing teams with more points.

Tom DiPerna, Denver