Idiotic logic. Teams who win Playoff games will face the same lay off, with all but 2-3 weeks difference. On your logic, no team has any reason to enter next season with confidence due to time between games. Utter rubbish, players say all the time that it matters. Whether or not you miss the Playoffs, or lose in the Playoffs, there are always positives you can take away. And I dare say "more than half" those guys will be, what sort of wild overhaul are you expecting? It's not likely or even possible (or logical), in any sense.