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03-06-2013, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by EasyMac View Post
In 1994-95, every game was only worth 2 points. Now thanks to the overtime loss rule, some games are worth 3 points. So basically there is more points to go around so it will take more points to get into the playoffs.

Last year, the total number of points combined for all teams was 2760 in 1230 games, so on average each game was worth 2.24 points.

This year, there has been 750 points in 333 games for an average of 2.25 points per game.

So basically points are inflated about 1.125X what they were in the 94-95 season (2.25 points per game/2 points per game).

So if it took 47 points to get in in 94-95, it should take roughly 47 X 1.125 = 52.875, so 53 points to get in.
Thats if you take the east. In the west, teams got in at 42, so in reality, take the average and knock the 53 down to around 50 or so.

Either way, my point initially was that in order to make the playoffs, this team would only have to play slightly above 500 hockey, not go 18-6 or whatever

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