Im sure you all know I hate the crossover, but this is another reason why the crossover is wrong.
Everyone in the west is so cockey that their division is sooooooo much stronger than the east and BC fans thnk that Hamilton will be a pushover. They are wrong on both counts but lets say they are right.
Lets say for a moment that the east is weak.
Why should the last place team in west(this year) have an advantage over the 3 team with better records by playing in a weeker division?
Calgary and Ssk are both better teams than BC but one will eliminate the other while BC has an easy road to the cup and coasts there.
Again, I am not saying that the East is weak or that Hamilton, or Montreal will be a pushover, But if they were, this system would be penalizing the better teams in the west, and rewarding BC for its failure!