Using that line is ludacris because we only took them to 5 games....they took us to 7 and promptly eliminated us. I certainly would like to see how they approach this season coming (training and player management).
Fouls are still called in the NBA, NFL refs aren't great but they still call penalties, MLB still calls balls and strikes.
NHL, you can crosscheck someone and break their rib in front of a ref, it gets shrugged off.
I laughed because in this particular instance it's true.
But the playoffs should be tougher to play in simply because it means more than game 37 of the regular season. But this drastic change in the rules is ridiculous and your point stands. If the playoffs are just tougher, cool, but they are governed completely different than the regular season. The cross checks and slashes that are suddenly OK is mind boggling.
I dug out a book of mine on the subject of the systematic destruction of indigenous communities by the government of Canada since Confederation, and these religious freaks thought the same thing back in the 19th century. The author makes reference to one residential school master knowing that 20 percent of the kids under his care dies, and still felt his school was a success