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03-03-2013, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by GoneFullHolmgren View Post
I still cant wrap my head around .500 being 11-11-1. Simple math tells me thats 23 games. 11 wins in 23 games to me isnt .500. Call me old school and hating the shootout. A loss to me is a loss. If the Flyers beat the Rangers next week they will be .500. (12 wins in 24 games) Maybe I am in the minority of that way of thinking. I dont know. I just cant look at it any other way.
It is the NHL version of an evolving paradigm. Two ways to look at it, one you explained. The other is the team has 23 out of a possible 46 points, that is .500. The Rangers are 9-8-2, is that above or below .500? Nine wins in 19 games is below .500 but 20 points out of 38 is above .500. Only the NHL knows.

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