Calculating Magic Number
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02-07-2013, 03:32 PM
Join Date: Dec 2008
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Anyone know a good formula for hockey on how to find the magic number?
Sure, there are a couple of things you can do.
1) Wait until April 1, when I'm going to start my magic number thread for the 5th consecutive year, or
2) Have me actually explain that the magic number to clinch (in the absence of tiebreakers) is the 9th-highest possible points total in a conference + 1. For any scenario, it's possible points + 1 in the absence of tiebreakers.
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