Flyers vs Penguins: An Anthology, Part 1

The entire structure of the league at this point was unbalanced, as by the virtue of all the expansion teams being in one division, an expansion team would be automatically given a birth to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they would be consequently battered by the stronger Original Six teams (the playoff format would be changed before the 1970-71 season to avoid this). So, you may be asking, what was the purpose of that history lesson?