Daniel Winnik says NHL playoff format is "stupid"
The Capitals were the first NHL team to clinch a playoff birth Saturday night. Last year, there was no question they were going to win the Metropolitan division.
This year, however, the top four teams in hockey are in the Metropolitan. Washington is tied with Columbus with 100 points. The Penguins are only 1 point behind with 99.
If the Capitals don't win the division, based on the current playoff format, they would have to possibly play the Penguins or Blue Jackets in the first round!
Daniel Winnik gave us his candid opinion about the playoff format today after practice.