We're better than every team on that list, pretty significantly too.
True on paper, gotta play the games 1st though. IMO anything over 32 points at the halfway point is a pretty fantastic 1st half - esp considering the rough start we had. I think 8-2-2 = 18 points would be real nice. Puts us at 15-7-2... or 1,33 points per game which should move us to at least 4th place, maybe higher.Then we can ramp it up in the 2nd half & all the way into late June
Other than our yearly whipping that we will receive when we go into Montreal, thats a very favorable schedule coming up.
We still have two more game against Pittsburgh to look..back to.
These standings are starting piss me of. Yes, it's a shortened season, but can teams play at least 20 games before every sports station starts bringing up the standings? Three games into the season, here are the standings.
Rangers have played 14 games now
8-5-1 = 17 points or 1,21 PPG
Most writers predict/speculate that 55 points is what is needed to guarantee getting into the POs this year. In 1995/96 it only took 47 points in 48 games to get in, but that was also before the OTL shootout rules were implemented.
19-15-0 = 38 points or 1,12 PPG
is then what is needed in the 34 games remaining to get in.
Should be doable but you never know...
Playing ar 1,21 PPG would give us 41 more points or 58 points in total. Probably winding up a number 4/5 seed then IMO.