Thread: Proposal: Bobby Ryan To Washington
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11-04-2012, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by fedfed View Post
None of the teams you've mentioned here (aside from maybe Chicago) perform in the regular on the same level as The Eastern Four I mentioned. Next tierm especially SJ (where East has Washington, Tampa, NJ).
Let's compare the divisions...
Anaheim and Dallas / Carolina and Winnipeg. I say that's a wash.
SJ / Washington
Then we have:
LA and Phoenix / Tampa and Florida
Tampa had a very bad year, Florida had a very good one. But for regular season, there's no huge difference between the two. Florida was a lot like Phoenix last season.
I'd say Pacific is stronger, but southeast is no "cream puffs".

In the last 3 drafts, the Southeast has had 2 lottery picks and 8 total top 10 picks. The Pacific has had ONE top 10 pick (Anaheim at 6, this year).
In the last 3 seasons, the Southeast has had 5 teams make playoff appearances (3 by Washington). The Pacific has had 10.

Points last 3 years
San Jose 113, 105, 96 average 105
Phoenix 107, 99, 97 average 101
LA 101, 98, 95 average 98
Dallas 88, 95, 89 average 91
Anaheim 89, 99, 80 average 89

Washington 121, 107, 92 average 107
Tampa Bay 80, 103, 84 average 89
Carolina 80, 91, 82 average 84
Winnipeg/Atlanta 83, 80, 84 average 82
Florida 77, 72, 94 average 81

The 2nd best team in the Southeast is equal to the worst team in the Paicific. Even if you want to say just last year the Pacific had 3 teams better than the best Southeast team.

So now let's look at the last three years of out of division big teams

Pittsburgh 101, 106, 108 average 105
Philadelphia 88, 106, 103 average 99
Boston 91, 103, 102 average 99
NYR 87, 93, 109 average 96

Vancouver 103, 117, 111 average 110
Chicago 112, 97, 101 average 105
Detroit 102, 104, 102 average 103
Nashville 100, 99, 104 average 102
St. Louis 90, 87, 109 average 95

Looks like Anaheim has had just as hard, if not harder, an out of division schedule at the top end of the conference too, doesn't it?

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