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01-30-2013, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by VinnyC View Post
Not really news. A team that is at .500 essentially means that it has lost more than it has won due to the OT/SO loss point; by the end of the season it's intuitive to assume that a 36-36-10 team is in fact below par.
That team would be exactly .500.

82 points of a possible 164 points. .500 has not had any relevant meaning in this sport at any time in history as there have always been ties and bonus points. Something unique to hockey. A .500 team is not necessarily the league median. In any sport a .500 team is below par. Particularly in basketball.

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