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02-26-2004, 11:30 AM
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Tampa Bay's magic number

Does anyone know what their magic number is to clinching the division? They have 20 games left, Florida has 18 and Tampa Bay has a 16 point advantage

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Does anyone know what their magic number is to clinching the division? They have 20 games left, Florida has 18 and Tampa Bay has a 16 point advantage
Do the math
TampaBay 78 pts
Florida 62 pts 18 games left = 36 pts potential = 98 pts

Tampa Bay need 21 pts in their last 20 to win the division. 21 pts = 11 games

Magic Number 11

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Do the math
TampaBay 78 pts
Florida 62 pts 18 games left = 36 pts potential = 98 pts

Tampa Bay need 21 pts in their last 20 to win the division. 21 pts = 11 games

Magic Number 11
Unless Tampa holds the tie breaker against FLA, then it would be 10... :p

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Doesnt Matter, as much as i love my panthers, i doubt they'll e making the playoffs, much less challenging for the division title

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Doesnt Matter, as much as i love my panthers, i doubt they'll e making the playoffs, much less challenging for the division title
I'm not saying they will, but someone is eventually going to start a countdown, I just want to know when

in other words, Tampa Bay needs to get to 99 points, and thats only if Florida goes 18-0


And Pittsburgh went 0-18 so I guess its not impossible.

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I'm not saying they will, but someone is eventually going to start a countdown, I just want to know when

in other words, Tampa Bay needs to get to 99 points, and thats only if Florida goes 18-0


And Pittsburgh went 0-18 so I guess its not impossible.
Actually it was 0-17-0-1. So it won't make the record book.

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You can thank Rick Dudley. When Tampa was on the verge of losing 50 games for the 4th straight season (record), it was Dudley who was leading the charge to the NHL for the OTL to be in its own category. It was done, and TB is tied for the most 50 loss seasons in succession with, ironically, Pittsburgh.

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You can thank Rick Dudley. When Tampa was on the verge of losing 50 games for the 4th straight season (record), it was Dudley who was leading the charge to the NHL for the OTL to be in its own category. It was done, and TB is tied for the most 50 loss seasons in succession with, ironically, Pittsburgh.
I looked these up for a discussion a few days ago, so I'll throw them in here for fun:

97-98 17-55-10 44 points
98-99 19-54-9 47 points
99-00 19-47-9-7 54 points

The only thing that gave Tampa ANY type of point improvement during the "dark years" was the implementation of the point for the OTL. Heck, they still almost managed to get 50 regulation losses anyway.

Nice that they might wrap up the Division early this year, last year it came down to the last week or two.

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Tampa's Magic Number = 01101010110001010101011010000101010111010101010101 1010101010101


binary translates into "cuz zey play ein z weakest divigion ein hokkey against florida n atlanta n too of z worst teams ein z ligue - penguins and capitals"

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It's not as simple as "they play in the weakest division." Here is the breakdown of their record:

Overal TB Record: 33-17-7-5
vs. Eastern Conf: 27-14-5-1
vs. Atlantic Div.: 13-2-0-0
vs. North East D: 6-6-2-1
vs. South East D: 8-6-3-0

They are also 4-0 against the team with the best record in the NHL, Philadelphia (as of my posting time.)

Also, Pittsburgh is in the Atlantic Division, but Tampa has beaten them in all four meetings.

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It's not as simple as "they play in the weakest division."
Thank you! Considering it's only in the past week that Tampa's pulled to above .500 in the SE, that has very little to do with it.

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Tampa's Magic Number = 01101010110001010101011010000101010111010101010101 1010101010101


binary translates into "cuz zey play ein z weakest divigion ein hokkey against florida n atlanta n too of z worst teams ein z ligue - penguins and capitals"
Yep thats right. They just suck. Its all the weak divison. I guess thats why they beat Philly all 4 times and have beaten NJ in both meetings this season (I know theyve played twice). :

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lol Penguins in the southeast? and they say that us Southern State fans are uneducated? besides that was a nice 4-0 whuppin we gave you leafs yesterday MOS
(and yes, i know one game doesnt mean much but this ignoramus is pissing me off.)

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Be nice Takkie! Besides, I think MoS is a 'nuck fan.

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They beat Toronto 4-3, moved within 1 of Ottawa, and 2 behind Philly. But then again this success and the win tonight is simply based on their weak division, not that they are a good team or anything like that.

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(RANT)


I Probably should be nicer, but some Canadian Team Piss me off with their sheer ignorance. i've heard some people claim Luongo is "challenging" for the starter's job, and that's he's on a short "Hot Streak". challenging who for the starter's job, Steve Shields?christ. I hate the Double Standard inherent, Canadian Team fans can be as ingnorant as they want, but since they support canadian teams, or teams "In places that deserve hockey" they get a free pass, and all us southern team fans are considered Malt Liquor Drinking, Tabacco Chewing, Dumbasses that dont know crap about hockey. i'm tired of the double Standard and Biased afforded southern Teams too, in that we are always on the top of the "Must be Contracted list", even though, there are alot of teams up north wh odeserve it more than we do. I'm Tired of being looked at as a "Southern hockey fan"and not a Hockey fan because of the location of my team



PS: if you want to , just ignore my rant, it started as an answer to sotnos and ballooned into my impassioned, if not illthought out rant.

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I Probably should be nicer, but some Canadian Team Piss me off with their sheer ignorance. i've heard some people claim Luongo is "challenging" for the starter's job, and that's he's on a short "Hot Streak". challenging who for the starter's job, Steve Shields?christ. I hate the Double Standard inherent, Canadian Team fans can be as ingnorant as they want, but since they support canadian teams, or teams "In places that deserve hockey" they get a free pass, and all us southern team fans are considered Malt Liquor Drinking, Tabacco Chewing, Dumbasses that dont know crap about hockey. i'm tired of the double Standard and Biased afforded southern Teams too, in that we are always on the top of the "Must be Contracted list", even though, there are alot of teams up north wh odeserve it more than we do. I'm Tired of being looked at as a "Southern hockey fan"and not a Hockey fan because of the location of my team



PS: if you want to , just ignore my rant, it started as an answer to sotnos and ballooned into my impassioned, if not illthought out rant.
Could not have said it better myself.

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Could not have said it better myself.
Wow, Lightning and Panther fans agreeing? Add me to the list! You da man Takkie.

Oh yea, the Southeast division has nothing to do with the Bolts doing good, get over it already. The SE is only 15 points worse than the Central.

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I'm Tired of being looked at as a "Southern hockey fan"and not a Hockey fan because of the location of my team
I know what you mean, trust me, just don't imply that people are "uneducated" and we're all square.

(Very nice, well thought-out rant btw!)

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I Probably should be nicer, but some Canadian Team Piss me off with their sheer ignorance. i've heard some people claim Luongo is "challenging" for the starter's job, and that's he's on a short "Hot Streak".
I see your point for sure. I, for one (canadian), think that Luongo is one of, if not, the best goalies in the league. Period. As for Southern hockey fans getting no respect, well that's gonna happen - it happens inside Canada on the West Coast too believe it or not. I personally hate the idea of teams expanding into non-traditional markets, but if it makes people there into hockey fans, knowledgable or not, I think that's certainly one great side benefit!

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I see your point for sure. I, for one (canadian), think that Luongo is one of, if not, the best goalies in the league. Period. As for Southern hockey fans getting no respect, well that's gonna happen - it happens inside Canada on the West Coast too believe it or not. I personally hate the idea of teams expanding into non-traditional markets, but if it makes people there into hockey fans, knowledgable or not, I think that's certainly one great side benefit!
lol.. nice avatar.. love stereolab!

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lol.. nice avatar.. love stereolab!
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