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02-11-2006, 10:43 AM
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I think it would be a huge accomplishment to finish 6th and not have to play Dallas or Detroit in the first round. Stylistically speaking, Minny, Dallas, and Detroit are who I'd least like to see us play in a first round series.

Here is a breakdown of teams with points and conference standing...

Columbus (48, 13th): 2 home
Chicago (43, 14th): 1 home/2 road
Vancouver (69, 6th): 2 home/1 road
Edomonton (67, 7th): 1 road
Calgary (73, 3rd): 1 home/1 road
San Jose (60, 11th): 1 road
Phoenix (57, 12th): 2 home/1 road
St. Louis (39, 15th): 2 home/2 road
Detroit (81, 1st): 2 home/1 road
Anaheim (63, 9th): 1 road
Los Angeles (65, 8th): 1 road
Minnesota (62, 10th): 1 home

Good: 12 of our final 25 games are against PHX, CBJ, STL, and CHI (12-15th in the west). 7 of those 12 are at home.
Bad: We still have one western canada swing with SJ tacked on the end and one west coast swing with Detroit tacked on the start.

Our worst looking stretch: 10 games from 3/2-3/21, 7 of which (4R-3H) are Detroit, Calgary, Vancouver, and the Oil. (This stretch will determine whether we make the playoffs, imo)

Our best looking stretch: Games 74-81. 8 straight games from 4/1-4/15 against teams 10th or worse in the west (CBJ, STL, CHI, PHX, MIN) 5 of them at home. (This stretch will determine our seeding if we survive the west trips, imo)

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