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03-13-2013, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by joestevens29 View Post
We are 3 points out so ya it's quite makeable. Our destiny much like everyone else's is in our own hands. All conference games and right now there is only 8 points from 3rd-15th.
Well, the number 3 does sound pretty small if you don't use any context.

For example, Gagner is only 3 inches shorter then Eager.

In reality 3 points is a pretty big thing to overcome. A lot of teams have games in hand on the Oilers, and the Oilers have to out play about 6 bubble teams just to make the dance. They don't just need to make up 3 points. They need to first make up the 3 points, AND THEN have the best record down the stretch out of the 4-5 teams competing for the last playoff spot.

Looking at the stats for the Oilers thus far, it does not look encouraging at all.

GF-25th
GA-19th
5on5 F/A-29th
PP%-6th
PK%-9th
S/G-21st
SA/G-30th
Their shot differential is -5.9 which is last in the league by a fair margin.
faceoffs-30th
Team SV%-8th

The only stats the Oilers look like a potential playoff team in are special teams and save percentage. You could probably make an argument that they have over achieved thus far given their shot differential.

Definitely does not look like a team going to the playoffs to me.

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