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01-22-2012, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by RonSwanson View Post
It just seems that there are a lot of people who don't understand the difference between winning percentage and a points accumulation rate.

A team that is 8-1-6 does not have a .733 winning percentage.

Stating false info makes it seem like this team is unstoppable, when the reality is that they can barely win half their games.

To put it in perspective, the Bruins (best % in the East) have a .681 winning percentage. Detroit (best in West) has a .659 win percentage.
See, this is pure crap. It is NOT false information. It's information you don't like. Which is fine. But to say the Kings don't have a winning percentage of .733 in that time (15 games) is false. By the NHL standards, they do.

If you want to use strictly wins and loses, then every teams winning percentage would go down, not just LA's. 8-7 is a .533 winning percentage. Do you know where we'd be in the standings right now if that were true for the full season? The exact same spot, 7th.

You can hate the current system all you want, fine. But it is the current system, it's the only system, and we have a winning percentage of .733. That is a FACT.

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