Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
Please tell me if I'm wrong but I don't think that is correct. 2 teams tied for the division title play in a tiebreaker game, no tiebreaker rules avoid that.
You are correct. Making the tie-breaker game for a wild card means that teams that tie for the division now play a 1 game playoff.

The old rule allowed for the tie-breaker because the loser of the tie-breaker still was "fully" in the playoffs.