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11-23-2006, 12:34 PM
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The Habs in the East, after 20 games

2nd-best win % (.675)
2nd-best GAA (2.65)
2nd-best power play (20.6%)
Best penalty kill (89.3%)
Best win % when scoring first (.909)

When was the last time the Habs looked so good at the quarter in so many important categories? Keep it up, boys!

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Last season, when we were 13-4-3 after 20 games.

I'm not sure when W% turned into Points earned %, that's not how I remember it.

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2nd-best win % (.675)
2nd-best GAA (2.65)
2nd-best power play (20.6%)
Best penalty kill (89.3%)
Best win % when scoring first (.909)

When was the last time the Habs looked so good at the quarter in so many important categories? Keep it up, boys!
There is already a thread about this regarding the habs after 20 games

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Last season, when we were 13-4-3 after 20 games.
We didn't have the special teams that we have now, and our goaltending was a mess.

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2nd-best win % (.675)
2nd-best GAA (2.65)
2nd-best power play (20.6%)
Best penalty kill (89.3%)
Best win % when scoring first (.909)

When was the last time the Habs looked so good at the quarter in so many important categories? Keep it up, boys!
Not too shabby! Lets not forget too, that we have four strong teams just in our division this year. These include Montreal, Toronto, Buffalo and Ottawa, in no paticular order.

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2nd-best win % (.675)
2nd-best GAA (2.65)
2nd-best power play (20.6%)
Best penalty kill (89.3%)
Best win % when scoring first (.909)

When was the last time the Habs looked so good at the quarter in so many important categories? Keep it up, boys!
We need to maintain a good road win %. To do that will require a lot more work from the underachievers.

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We're looking fairly good in the first quarter and we haven't yet had our yearly Koivu or Kovalev injury.

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We're looking fairly good in the first quarter and we haven't yet had our yearly Koivu or Kovalev injury.
No, but we got Higgins on the IR.
Gotta love having new leathal tools.

Hopefully, he's back soon.

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We're looking fairly good in the first quarter and we haven't yet had our yearly Koivu or Kovalev injury.
knock on wood

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I've always said (not on these boards but with friends) that we have to stop being satisfied with just making the playoffs.

The Habs are the best franchise in the league. Best history, best fans, best hockey culture!

We deserve to have a team worthy of Conference Finals every year!

I predict a 4th place finish in the Conference...but 3rd in points...maybe even 2nd behind the sabres...

We're looking good boys!


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Last season, when we were 13-4-3 after 20 games.

I'm not sure when W% turned into Points earned %, that's not how I remember it.
Our winning percentage is actually .600 . Habs won 12 of 20 games = 60 % of the games won.

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Our winning percentage is actually .600 . Habs won 12 of 20 games = 60 % of the games won.
Yeah but that's not how the NHL treats it in their official stats. That's what I was commenting on.

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Yeah but that's not how the NHL treats it in their official stats. That's what I was commenting on.
I, personally, would like to see them eliminate the regulation point and simply see 2 points for the win and none for the loss, be it shootout, OT, or regulation. Winning percentage, to me, and in other sports (NBA, NFL, MLB) treat winning percentage as it should be; amount of games won out of total games played.

So, we're both in agreement on the winning percentage and what it should be. Afterall, the playoffs are about wins and losses, not points.

In my books our habs are 12 wins, 8 losses for a .600 win percentage which is very good. Other teams are made to look good when you only a 11-8-3 record for example in 20 games, but they are really a .500 hockey team.

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The purpose of the extra point is to keep middle of the pack teams closer together in the standings. This makes for exciting finishes to the season. Without the extra points, teams would be clinching or falling out a hell of a lot earlier making the last few weeks of the regular season pointless.

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The purpose of the extra point is to keep middle of the pack teams closer together in the standings. This makes for exciting finishes to the season. Without the extra points, teams would be clinching or falling out a hell of a lot earlier making the last few weeks of the regular season pointless.
I understand the reasoning behind it, however, I still don't agree with it. By rewarding mediocrity it takes away from the teams who work hard and actually win games. This is professional hockey and IMO mediocrity should not be rewarded. 16teams make the playoffs as it is. Isn't that good enough or do you want 14 other teams tied for 17th and 2 points out of a playoff spot.

As far as I'm concerned winning percentage should be the official primary stat in the standings to determine seeding as it is always consistent. Point totals never give accurate interpretation of a team in the standings throughout the year as teams play different amounts of games at different times. Of course a team who has played 4 or 5 more games than another team will most likely have more points. The scheduling allows for a team to claim false position in the standings.

If you use Winning percentage (and by that I mean wins, not points percentage) the amount of games played won't matter as much as a .500 hockey team is still
.500 whether they have 10 wins 10 losses or 30 wins and 30 losses.

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I've always said (not on these boards but with friends) that we have to stop being satisfied with just making the playoffs.

The Habs are the best franchise in the league. Best history, best fans, best hockey culture!

We deserve to have a team worthy of Conference Finals every year!

I predict a 4th place finish in the Conference...but 3rd in points...maybe even 2nd behind the sabres...

We're looking good boys!
Not that its any of my business. But you don't sound like the kind of guy who has many friends.




On that thought, I predict we finish 5th.

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We're looking fairly good in the first quarter and we haven't yet had our yearly Koivu or Kovalev injury.
THis year it is HIggins.

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I understand the reasoning behind it, however, I still don't agree with it. By rewarding mediocrity it takes away from the teams who work hard and actually win games. This is professional hockey and IMO mediocrity should not be rewarded. 16teams make the playoffs as it is. Isn't that good enough or do you want 14 other teams tied for 17th and 2 points out of a playoff spot.

As far as I'm concerned winning percentage should be the official primary stat in the standings to determine seeding as it is always consistent. Point totals never give accurate interpretation of a team in the standings throughout the year as teams play different amounts of games at different times. Of course a team who has played 4 or 5 more games than another team will most likely have more points. The scheduling allows for a team to claim false position in the standings.

If you use Winning percentage (and by that I mean wins, not points percentage) the amount of games played won't matter as much as a .500 hockey team is still
.500 whether they have 10 wins 10 losses or 30 wins and 30 losses.
Agreed, last year the Habs did not benefit from this rule at all. IT is kind of a joke. Last year when we went on our 8 game winning streak we barely put any distance between the others because of this. You should be awarded for a good winning streak.

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