Found March 02, 2012 on The 6th Sens:
With the Swedish Elite League regular season drawing to a close Tuesday, an interesting question must be raised by Senators management. Mika Zibanejad’s (and Fredrik Claesson’s, obviously, but for the purpose of this debate, he doesn’t really matter) Djurgården are finishing up a terrible year with games on Saturday and Tuesday, playing to avoid the dreaded relegation playoffs. The two worst teams in the 12-team SEL square off in a mini-series of home-and-homes against the four best teams from SEL-2 for the right to remain or be promoted. Djurgården currently sits one point back of Linköping, these bottom dwellars face the same pair of opponents in their final two games, after which one team will be done for the year, and the other playing for their existence. This brief lesson of the Swedish league system serves a purpose for Sens fans. If Djurgården can end the season with a few points in the last two games, they’ll be done playing by Tuesday. If they fail to climb ahead of Lin...
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