Thread: Speculation: Callup vs Pittsburgh?
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04-04-2012, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Prucha View Post
So 16 teams in the playoffs, just assuming all are equal, a random team has a 6.3% chance to win the cup. The team that's won the presidents trophy has won 28% of the time in the past 25 years (not a huge sample). Gotcha, I see how it's meaningless.
We know all teams aren't equal, look at the last 2 NYR playoff teams...The Presidents trophy doesn't guarantee anything. And as we've seen with the past NYR teams I referenced above going balls to the wall to make the playoffs or in this case a meaningless trophy doesn't help you in the playoffs...if a couple of our guys who are hurting can get an extra days rest that makes more sense...as I stated in my original post I'm not one for resting guys just to rest them.

Ask the Canucks what trophy they would rather have won last season.

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