Ep. 10: Deconstructing the Mighty Ducks’ hockey league and its playoff systemSeptember 24, 2014 1:10 am 5 Comments
Mike, Tommy and Kevin attempt to figure out how the league the Ducks play in operates and uncover some shady things. They also provide a definitive answer as to why the No. 8 seed Ducks didn’t play the No. 1 seed Hawks in the first round of the playoffs.
Tommy got the group started on a discussion about how its a tradition for the state tournament to be held in the North Stars’ arena. Except now games were held there. Evidence:
Mr. Ducksworth’s exact line: “Actually Phil is one of my oldest friends.” Tommy was wrong again.
450 North Hennepin Avenue. The distance between Lake Calhoun and 450 N. Hennepin Ave: 12 miles.
Adam Banks saying he’s from Edina, Minnesota
The district map:
What we know:
The Ducks are District 5.
The Hawks are District 6. Hans points to the southwest corner of District 5 when he says the lake isn’t the boundary anymore, right on the line of District 5 and District 6.
The Cardinals are in Coon Rapids, which is District 3. (If you look at the building the Ducks are in, it’s painted red and clearly says Coon Rapids.)
The Huskies are in Minnetonka, which is to the west, making them District 9.
Here’s the bracket:
What we eventually agreed upon at the end was a North/South alignment for the playoffs, with the top half being the north and the bottom half being the west. Do that and everything makes sense.
Here’s the bracket with the seeding:
Draw a line right down the middle and you have a north region — Districts 5, 2, 3, 10 — and a South region — 6, 4, 8, 7. Then District 9 and the undistricted team could be slotted in either region, depending on who makes the playoffs.
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