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01-19-2012, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by RandR View Post
Simple statistics show that the Habs could be the best team in the entire NHL the rest of this year, and they still would miss the playoffs.

Last year the 8th place teams in the 2 conferences had 93 and 97 pts. At the current rate of points per game for each Eastern conference team, the 8th place team in the East conference (Florida) is on track to get 94.8 points. So, lets assume 94 points will be needed.

If 94 points will be needed, the Habs would need to gain 52 pts in their remaining 36 games, which is a rate of 1.44 pts/game.

However, the top team in the league right now (Rangers) isn't even earning points at that rate (they are at 1.41 pts/game).

And even the most optimistic of us would be silly to predict that the Habs will be the best team in the league the rest of the way.

So, sorry fellow fans; it is already too late for this team.
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