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06-20-2013, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Protest View Post
If you're always spending a ton of money chances are you will be successful. The problem is that they haven't won a championship in 40 years, and that's because trying to buy them rarely works. They have a 95% failure rate in the playoffs.
When you put it that way they sound awful.

But in fact the expected chance of winning the Cup is 1/16 or 6.25% and the Flyers are at 5.55%. Where they really look bad is in winning finals, where they're only 25% on an expect 50%. So it really depends on how you define failure.

I spent some thing pondering this...two years ago? and decided that as a fan my expectation is for the team to win a playoff series every year. Winning two series is a good year, winning three is excellent, and the goal is of course to win four. Out in the first round is bad and missing the playoffs is awful. But that's just how I feel.


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