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04-10-2011, 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by braindead View Post
It can't be SJ now.
Actually, it can. If Chicago wins in a Shootout tomorrow, we would end up in 7th playing San Jose through an extremely bizarre series of tiebreakers.

We would be tied at 99 points with Phoenix and Chicago. We would all have 38 ROWs. This means it would go to head-to-head tiebreaker, however since it's more than 2 teams tied, it goes to this: "If more than two clubs are tied, the higher percentage of available points earned in games among those clubs shall be used to determine the standing."

^So that means that out of a potential 16 points (8 games, 4 against us and 4 against Chicago), Phoenix got 9. This is 56.25%. Out of a potential 20 points (10 games, 4 against Phoenix and 6 against us), Chicago got 13. This is 65%. Out of a potential 20 points (10 games, 4 against Phoenix and 6 against Chicago), we got 10. This is only 50%.

So because of that, Chicago would be 5th playing Anaheim, Phoenix would be 6th playing Detroit, and we would be 7th playing San Jose. This is obviously unlikely, but it's still possible.

Here's how it breaks down, as simply as possible:

DET W = Preds in 5th playing Anaheim (50% chance of happening)
CHI ROW = Preds in 6th playing Detroit (33.3% chance of happening)
CHI SO W = Preds in 7th playing San Jose (16.7% chance of happening)

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