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11-10-2005, 04:23 PM
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Pred303
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we've just started a very important part of our schedule..

this 4 game home stand.. EDM, DAL, STL, LA
then a three game road trip.. @ MIN, @DET, @CLB
then back home for 5.....LA, DAL, CAL, MIN, PHIL

12 important games, with 9 of the 12 at home.. only one back to back set in the 12, the @CLB and then back home against LA on the 23rd-24th..

not many 'easy' games in the bunch (not that any are ever easy)...

you figure we need to get 4 points more on this homestand and 3 on the roadtrip and then 7 in the next homestand for this stretch to be considered 'susccessful'

getting 14 points in these next 11 games would put us at 35 points in 25 games for the season... a .700 overall winning perecentage at that point, which would pro-rate to an 82 game point total of 113 points...

to demonstrate what a start we have had for the newer hockey fans and as a point of reference, currently with our 21 points in 14 games, that would pro-rate out over a full season to 123 points, which would be the highest point total for a season in many decades in the NHL

to put that in perspective... a 113 point total would have won the president's cup each of the last two years in the NHL..

we won't put up these kind of numbers of course, just want people to stop and realize what a start we've gotten off to, so hopefully when that next 3 game winless streak comes along anyone with chicken little tendancies won't panic

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