According to Brad Marchand, a significant alteration should be made by the NHL.
BY DAN MARCH 24, 2023 (8:43)
A frequently raised point in NHL discussions is the suggestion that the league should revert to its previous playoff format.
The ongoing debate centers on whether the NHL should abandon the current seeding system in favor of the previous Conference-style seeding, also referred to as the 1v8 format.
Brad Marchand has added his voice to the discussion, sharing his thoughts on the matter.
Like several other players, Brad Marchand is among those who advocate for a revision of the current playoff format. Sidney Crosby is another prominent player who supports a return to the old format.
The previous playoff format, which employed Conference-style seeding or the 1v8 format, was in use for two decades, from 1993, before being replaced by the current format in 2013.