Hello fellow hockey fans!! I'm new here and to following the D1 playoffs from round one and I bought Frozen Four tickets since their in my backyard this year!!!! But I have a question about the selection of the 16 teams that start this journey!!! When they say there are 5 conference automatic bids are these the regular season champions or are they the conference PLAYOFF champions???? I've read and read and read and I'm still not sure what the deal is!!! Please help me !!! Thx in advance!!!!!