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02-05-2013, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
Also had a thought yesterday...

One game is an isolated incident.
Five games is a streak (or slump).
Ten games is a trend.

Wild playing a few bad games in a row is not something to really get up in arms over. Wild playing 8 of 10 bad games...yes. Wild dropping say 13 or 14 of 20...yes.
Problem is, in a 48-game season, every game counts 1.7x as much. I get that as far as the actual quality of the team goes, that doesn't make it any easier to judge whether it's a slump or a trend, but the fact of the matter is that waiting for 10 games before declaring it a worrying trend means you've seen the equivalent of 17 games go by.

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