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11-09-2012, 12:50 AM
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The East DID outscore the West
.....but not anywhere near a level that would raise an eyebrow: 2.8 goals per game for Eastern teams versus 2.6 goals per game for Western teams.
I know. But he just implied that there was upwards of a 31 point swing when he took away 16 projected points from Staal and tacked on 15 for Datsyuk.
234 goals scored difference between the two conferences.
16 more goals per team in the East.
40 points with a 2.5 average multiplier = (1 goal, 1 primary assist and 0.5 secondary assists)
So if you guess the breakdown of those 40 points as being slightly weighted towards the high time and high scoring players... say
4 players get 4 extra points
4 players get 3 extra points
4 players get 2 extra points
4 players get 1 extra point
2 players get 0 extra points
There's your 40 points.
Staal wasn't in the first group in ice time or points. So he may have only been a difference of 3 points. Datsyuk might have gained an extra 4 in the East. For an average difference of maybe 3.5 points. Big whoop.
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