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11-26-2011, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by GoodKiwi View Post
I just don't see to many people around hockey throw out a ".500 team" statistic referring to P%, because the term is mostly used in a positive (or at least mildly so) context. If we were to apply it using points percentage, it would just not carry the same meaning to me and many others, I'm sure.

But yes, it's a bit of a chicken & egg argument. Hard to convince advocates of either point of view to change their minds.
The hockey world would refer to a 10-10-3 team as a .500 team and disregard the third category of OT/SO losses. They base it on wins and losses only (10-10 portion). Analysts would also say the same and refer Montreal playing .500 hockey.

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