The main round in the German hockey League (DEL) to 52 in-game days pass, and actually, she only served four (!) of the 14 Teams to sort out. Ten teams play this week in the Play-offs for the championship title. Including the polar bears of Berlin, which is now a detour through the Play-off qualification, the opportunity to save their season.
As a table in ninth place with only 74 of 156 possible points, and a creepy goal difference (difference of minus 18) lurch from Wednesday against Straubing through the Pre-Play-offs.
It doesn't take football as a metaphor, to say that the Berlin would in almost any other sports now, the end of the season: Even in the best hockey League in the world, the National Hockey League (NHL), not come, as in Germany, more than 70 percent of the participants in the enjoyment of the Play-offs, but only half (16 out of 31 Teams).
It is understandable if many of the Pre-Play-offs of the German League to be seen as unsportsmanlike bullshit, just because your participants, teams from places from seven to ten, the whole main round can counteract. Because the title to the play, and deserves to be in the main round, please.
The title will have the polar bears are not earned - but the Chance is not worthy of the
The title will have the polar bears after dismal performances in front of a home crowd, such as at 0:7 against Mannheim, at the 2:5 against Munich and 0:1 against Augsburg, after their main round as seen. But the rules and regulations of the DEL measured, the different. The Berlin-based, last significantly with increasing the Form, get your second Chance: If the polar bears are the Pre-play-survive-offs and then in the Play-off quarter-final against Mannheim or Munich to sell well, then they would have brought the season to a happy end.More about
Eisbären Berlin became one of the audienceJörg Leopold
If you should reach a surprising manner still more, the better for the polar bears: the last appearance, the last game counts. Particularly in sports.