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08-01-2013, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by oilphan View Post
I'm not sure whether this belongs in the Analytics section, but I thought it would be interesting to discuss among a bunch on non-analytics people.

Rob Vollman's hockey abstract went through a process of trying to take luck out of equation when predicting the standing for next year. When normalized for these factors, he suggested that the Oilers, Leafs, Sabres and Flames would finish at the bottom of the standings next year, and the Sens at the top.

http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/201...ert-concludes/

Whether you buy into this stuff or not, it is certainly interesting. I think the Sabres and Flames would not be up in arms if they finish near the bottom, but Oiler fans and Leaf fans would riot if the end up where this analysis predicts.
pretty much where the numbers I crunched had the teams mentioned. Problem wit the oilers is they have too much high end talent and not enough meat and spuds on the roster. The oilers weak spot remains toughness and grit.

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