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01-20-2013, 12:18 PM
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Hopefully we win tonight. A four point opening weekend would be awesome.
In reality it is more like a twelve point opening weekend if we win. In half a season wins are twice as impactful as in a regular season. Wins within the division are worth even more. So a win within your division has the effect of something like three wins in a regular season. A division loss the same way but opposite. Lose a few division games and you could dig a hole hard to climb out of in so few games. Imagine the Steelers losing four division games early in the season. Their season would be over. This year the Pens only play three times the games of the Steelers. Winning both games against the two best teams in our division ON THE ROAD would be huge.

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