Explain this present Shootout anomaly.. East vs West
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02-04-2013, 02:30 PM
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Left Coast
If i would take a shot at it..
The standings in the West is much less likely to be representative of the final standings than the East presently based on the strength of the ROWs.
With a much larger SO effect going on in the West, it will take a while longer for the cream to rise as the SO effect decreases over the course of the yr.
As to Why its happening now... maybe an effect of a more balanced conference?
Or are there personnel issues creating this unique situation?
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I may be way off base, but the West is more defensive - like 1-0, 2-1 games rather than the higher scoring East - with 5-3, 4-2 type games.
That's fair. But if it ends up balancing as the season goes on, then that can be waved off.
Thinking along the same lines - more explosive players in the East coming thru and scoring to finish games thru weaker D teams?
Again may prove false if numbers end up balancing out... but presently 3 vs 15 is huge difference.
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