Stanley Cup Playoffs: 20 Reasons Why the NHL Postseason Is Better Than the NBA

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: 20 Reasons Why the NHL Postseason Is Better Than the NBA
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Of all the four major sports in North America, the NBA and NHL have the most in common.

They each play 82 games, almost half what the MLB plays and way more than the NFL plays. Their seasons run around the same time. Their playoffs run at the same time and they are similarly set up: four rounds, each round is a best of seven series.

The similarities stop there. No offense to the NBA, but the NHL playoffs are just way better.

Here’s why.

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