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10-22-2013, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Ailurophile View Post
It's still only 8 teams from each conference, only now there's 16 teams in the East. One more team to be on the outside looking in. The only thing that changed is how the teams are seeded and wildcards are decided. So if anything the additional team in the East makes this look even worse for the Rangers. The Rangers are 4 points out from the 3rd division seat, and 6 from the wildcards.

The Rangers have the worst goal differential in the NHL, they are tied for the least GF. They have 4 key injuries. Call me negative, but it's not looking too hot.
Can someone who is good at figuring out probabilities tell me if this is right?

Old System:
Top 31/5

New System:
Top 33/8

Teams now have to compete with way less teams to get a playoff spot.

Even if I'm wrong, there's a 37.5% chance of automatically making the playoffs, without having to be a wildcard team.


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