It seems unfair that a divisional winner essentially has no advantage of a wild card winner. The wild card winner should be put at more of a disadvantage. If they add another wild card team and make the two duke it out in a three game series in three days at the home of the team with the best record and then force the winner to play the next day in the home of a divisional winner. Then, cut out some of the superfluous off days during the next two rounds and the whole thing won’t take any longer than it currently does.
You know what, I agree. The wild-card as it is right now rewards coming in second place too much. This would add real excitement, and truly make second place mean second place again. Seeing a straight three-game set would also be fun, and give a real advantage to the fourth place team over the fifth place team. This is a great suggestion!