2018 NHL Playoff Race Thread

Discussion in 'Calgary Flames' started by Method Man, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Mobiandi

    Mobiandi Seanny Gaudreau

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    I agree with the general premise of the article, but a 92 point cut off is some very wishful thinking.
     
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    Yeah I think the cut-off at the minimum will be 95.
     
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    Anglesmith Skates like a deer

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    So far so good. Columbus has a 4-2 lead on Colorado in the third, and Nashville leads Anaheim 2-0 after the first.
     
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    So far so good!!! Come on jackets lock it down
     
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    Avs just tied it up with less than 4 left. Way to jinx it...
     
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    ****ing hell...
     
  7. Unlimited Chequing

    Unlimited Chequing Christian Yellow

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    What the ****?
     
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    Tell me about it. No one wants to help us for the OOT :(
     
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    Well at least they lost in OT...
     
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    Well, at least avs only got 1 point?
     
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    3rd straight OT loss for the Avs.
     
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    Anaheim looks like is gonna lose this one. Come on caps and blues. That and a Flames win tomorrow would be massive
     
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    I’m done posting for tonight. Every time I open my mouth (type), someone that’s not supposed to scores.
     
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    Ducks lost!
     
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    No luck in the late games. Sharks beat the Blues (who must be dead now) and the Kings beating the Caps late.
     
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    Blues got 16 shots. Wtf is with that team
     
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    Anaheim loses 2-1 to Dallas in regulation. The Ducks are now only 2 points ahead with the same amount of games played.
     
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    They ttadedone of their best players in the thick of the run. That hurts them, plus must be pretty demoralizing
     
  20. Method Man

    Method Man Bring the Pain Sponsor

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    I always see people bringing up the mythical 96 points for a playoffs spot argument up, but have people actually looked at the points needed to make the playoffs in the West over recent years? I decided to look up the number of points by the 3rd place teams in the WC race (because you just need 1 more point than them to qualify) and I was surprised and this is from someone who already thought the 96 point benchmark was a load of crap.

    Points needed to make the playoffs in the west under the current playoff format:
    2016-17: 88 points
    2015-16: 83 points
    2014-15: 96 points
    2013-14: 90 points

    Going back 6 more years under the previous playoff format:
    2012-13: 94 points (pro-rated from 55 points due to 48 game season)
    2011-12: 91 points
    2010-11: 96 points
    2009-10: 91 points
    2008-09: 90 points
    2007-08: 89 points

    I would love for someone to explain to me where this mythical 96 points came from because over the last 10 years in the Western Conference 90 points would have gotten you in the playoffs 50% of the time, 92 points 70% of the time. Only twice in the last decade has 96 points been required to earn a berth in the Western Conference.
     
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    Mobiandi Seanny Gaudreau

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    Blues are up 2-0 on the Kings
     
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    Avalanche are beating the yotes 3-2 with 1 period still left to play. Hopefully the yotes can do us a solid and Come back.
     
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    The 8th place team has 79 pts and 15 games left. You got to be smoking crack if you think they can go .500 and make the playoff with 94 pts
    Too many teams in contention this year
     
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    This year does appear to be the exception, but people spout the 96 points right from opening night.
     
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    Colorado won 5-2, San Jose lost 2-0 and LA is currently losing 7-1 to St.Louis.
     

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