Are playoffs still makeable?
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03-15-2013, 05:34 PM
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the sad thing is, even if we did somehow miraculously go on a 7 game winning streak, we likely would only be in the playoffs by 1 or 2 points at that point
Yup, with all the games being inter-conference, all the teams above you are playing each other, so even if there are no 3 pt games, your still losing ground to at least one team every game, even when we win a game, we only keep pace with half the teams...its even worse when there are 3 pt games with other teams, you can only gain 1 pt on one of the teams (if you win, that is) and you dont make up anything on the other...and if you lose ANY game from here on out, its pretty much over, thats way too much pressure for anybody, let alone a young, small team like ours.
We're not making it this year, sorry to say it, but it is pretty much impossible with the schedule the way it is...look at CBJ, they just went on a tear, and they arent even close to the playoffs, even though they are only 3 pts out, all the teams ahead of them have games in hand, so really they are probably 5-6 points out when those other teams catch up in games....the only way a team can make up ground is to go on a ridiculous run like the hawks or ducks, 8,9,10 in a row, something like that, and even then, your probably only in 7th or 8th and only by a point or 2 at that.
You basically have to win to keep pace and you also have to win in order to not lose pace with the teams ahead of you, not easy to do for anybody, let alone this team.
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