Thread: 5th in the East
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01-30-2013, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by HarlemsFinest View Post
i don't start looking at standings until half way through a season.
I read somewhere once that the actual date is American Thanksgiving, or about 1/4 of the way through the season. If you're not top eight in the conference by that time you can be pretty well sure that you're not making the playoffs in April (I think the numbers are if you are in the playoffs at American Thanksgiving there's a 77.5% chance you'll be in the playoffs period). This season, with its shortened schedule against only conference rivals will be different, but I imagine by game 15 (Monday, February 18th versus Carolina) we'll gave a good idea of where we stand.

All the same a 4-1-0 start is quite good. Everything is magnified in this shortened season, so it's almost like we opened 8-2-0 - which should make even the most pessimistic of fans a little more content. Considering we did it without PK and with Patches on IR for the last two games it looks even better.

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