HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-25-2013, 04:28 PM
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Ha, why not? Have you got some data to base that on?
These days, because the manufactured parity, a 5pt difference in the Standings is probably equal to about a 15pt difference back then. Still doesn't make the lower team any less Playoff worthy than they used to be, just not as blatantly obvious.
It is simple math. When just under 80% of the league is making the play-offs (from 82-91) it shouldn't take a rocket science to know that teams grossly under .500 will be in the play-offs.
Look at the conference standings since the league went from 21 to 30. How often is there a team from one conference that finishes 9th, but is 10-20 points better than the 8th place team from the other conference? But, going to look at the standings from 82-93 and see what the numbers look like. Give me a few minutes.
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