2012 Playoff Talk/Remaining Schedules
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02-28-2012, 03:18 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
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Playing devil's advocate here for a sec regarding all the talk of "if only they had more OT/SO losses instead of regulation losses." Maybe if we did have more OT/SO losses(and maybe part of the reason other teams have more) is because they would have lost some of the OT/SO games that they won. So we'd have more one pointers earned but less wins and two pointers..which would be worse.
Teams with a negative GF/GA generally don't make the playoffs. In the case of a team like the Stars, one that is managing to get more wins than losses, that means that the team's losses are more lopsided than its wins. Poor losing efforts are a huge problem with this team, no matter how you look at it.
Even discounting the actual impact on the standings, can you honestly say that poor efforts in losses haven't been a problem for this team?
edit: Not sure why the idea of making the playoffs based purely on loser points is being brought up. The odds are really good at this point that we'll miss seeing playoff hockey in Dallas in favor of teams with more loser points.
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