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Player Poll: Which playoff format do players prefer?

Updated: May 2, 2006, 4:32 PM ET
The Hockey News

The status quo NHL playoff format means more travel than in other options, but most players don't mind the trips back and forth between cities one bit.

The Hockey News asked 30 players, all from different teams,"Do you prefer the 2-2-1-1-1 or 2-3-2 playoff format?

Of the players polled, 26 (87 percent) said they prefer the current format over its 2-3-2 rival.

Teams work hard in the regular season to secure home-ice advantage, yet it can be taken away under the ...

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