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10-22-2013, 04:32 PM
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Can someone who is good at figuring out probabilities tell me if this is right?
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.
Statistically it looks better. A 37.5% chance is greater than a 20% chance of winning the division, 12.5% to win the 8th is better than 11.1% with the new wild card, however.
It then becomes a matter of how bad/good is your division compared to the conference. The playing field is not level.
Edit: Are the Rangers better than 5 other teams in their division or 8 other teams in the conference?
RIP in peace Dan Girardi
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