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03-19-2008, 03:40 PM
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this run seems to defy the law of probability...

i hope this continues, as there is no team i want to beat more.

an aside, Thornton is a better player than i thought he was.
Someone with a math background please jump in here but aren't the odds of beating any team unaffected by prior results, as in the odds of heads or tails on a coin flip is 50/50 regardless of multiple prior heads or tails.

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this run seems to defy the law of probability...

i hope this continues, as there is no team i want to beat more.

an aside, Thornton is a better player than i thought he was.
Someone with a math background please jump in here but aren't the odds of beating any team unaffected by prior results, as in the odds of heads or tails on a coin flip is 50/50 regardless of multiple prior heads or tails.

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It would be hilarious if we embarrassed them in both meetings.

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I want Begin and Lapierre back in the lineup to provoke the giant monkey Chara.

Remember that game where Begin provoked Chara into taking matching penalties three times? That was hilarious.

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Someone with a math background please jump in here but aren't the odds of beating any team unaffected by prior results, as in the odds of heads or tails on a coin flip is 50/50 regardless of multiple prior heads or tails.

A coin flip is not the same thing as a hockey game. Both sides of a coin are supposedly equal because they are part of the mass. Two hockey teams is very different. Matchups do have something to do with it. In this case, considering the Habs' advantage on the Ruins, better stats and better standings, the Habs would get a theorical 13 coins out of 20, 7 left for the ruins, flip them all, and see who ends up with more heads. Odds would be greater for the Habs.

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03-19-2008, 04:09 PM
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Tell me about that! A team that still has pride! Good for the Bruins, they are good athletes with pride and they will do anything to win his hockey game like any player should do in this situation!

I really hope to see some old time hockey. The real hockey that deserves to be seen. Big goals, hits and fights. I honestly hope the Bruins will not face a defensive boring team, but instead an also fired up Habs team that is ready to fight and to show to the fans they are playoff ready.

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03-19-2008, 04:21 PM
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Don't the laws of probablity specifically say that you shouldn't count historical occurences for future results.


Example: If you play heads or tails and head falls 36 times in a row, the chances of head falling the 37th time is 50%, the same as every other time.

That is the law of probability.

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Someone with a math background please jump in here but aren't the odds of beating any team unaffected by prior results, as in the odds of heads or tails on a coin flip is 50/50 regardless of multiple prior heads or tails.
There ya go. Istvan beat me to the question

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Don't the laws of probablity specifically say that you shouldn't count historical occurences for future results.


Example: If you play heads or tails and head falls 36 times in a row, the chances of head falling the 37th time is 50%, the same as every other time.

That is the law of probability.

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There ya go. Istvan beat me to the question
Well technically, its a bit less because you have to add the probability of losing in OT which is different than Regulation time Loss

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the habs went 7-1 against them a couple seasons ago, I think it will be the same this season.

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Don't the laws of probablity specifically say that you shouldn't count historical occurences for future results.


Example: If you play heads or tails and head falls 36 times in a row, the chances of head falling the 37th time is 50%, the same as every other time.

That is the law of probability.

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There ya go. Istvan beat me to the question
Only if the events are independent and random.

Some could argue that the games are independent (although I wouldn't) but they're definitely not random.

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03-19-2008, 07:49 PM
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Buins Shmuins. The Habs have to beat every opponent to keep up their position as leader of the Northeast division. Otherwise they might end up facing the Penguins, who'll have a healthy Crosby, Hossa, and Malkin.

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Someone with a math background please jump in here but aren't the odds of beating any team unaffected by prior results, as in the odds of heads or tails on a coin flip is 50/50 regardless of multiple prior heads or tails.
They ARE affected by prior results because we are not playing against coins in a flip but by humans who have fears and apprehension and frustrations that can contribute to a lower athletic performance.

The Ruins are 'psyched out' to put it otherwise and you cant do that to a coin in a flip.

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03-19-2008, 09:27 PM
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Bruins will come out smoking tomorrow...if the Habs can weather the storm, and score the first goal....look out.

First goal is gonna be important in both games.

Habs PK had better be on...and of course the PP, too.

Lots of shots for the Habs, and they'll be okay.

O'Byrne for Breezy is a must, Habs need to play tough, but not stupid.

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First goal is gonna be important in both games.

Habs PK had better be on...and of course the PP, too.

Lots of shots for the Habs, and they'll be okay.

O'Byrne for Breezy is a must, Habs need to play tough, but not stupid.
Isn't that the game plan for every game?

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03-19-2008, 10:22 PM
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If the Bruins pull one out tomorrow night it should make for some interesting reading on this board.You just know the trolls will show up and talk trash because they won 1 game against the Habs.Hope the Habs continue their dominance over the Bruins for a couple more games this season just to keep the Bruins fans quiet.I expect a split of the 2 games but hopefully the Habs show up for both.If Price is on his game the Habs should be fine.

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03-19-2008, 10:26 PM
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I'm just not sure if the Habs are able to withstand the manliness and virility of the Boston Bruins.

Scoring goals is SO unmanly. I really wish the Habs would man up more, bunch of sissies.

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I can see us losing just because of that avatar bet.

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I'm just not sure if the Habs are able to withstand the manliness and virility of the Boston Bruins.

Scoring goals is SO unmanly. I really wish the Habs would man up more, bunch of sissies.
I agree, we will lose both games to the Bruins this week.

I am now going to hang myself.

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So Murray guaranteed a win? That should provide Les Boys with even more motivation to embarass these guys.. Now due to these comments, nothing less then a sweep will satisfy me.
For the record.

Murray did NOT guarantee a win.

In fact.. he refused to guarantee a win and praised the HABS.

Stock kept trying to get him to guarantee the win.. and Murray didn't.


Stock wished the Bruins best of luck. ANd asked Murray to win for him...

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03-19-2008, 11:43 PM
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For the record.

Murray did NOT guarantee a win.

In fact.. he refused to guarantee a win and praised the HABS.

Stock kept trying to get him to guarantee the win.. and Murray didn't.


Stock wished the Bruins best of luck. ANd asked Murray to win for him...
That makes more sense. The absolute last thing the Bruins need would be something like that hanging over their heads.

Knew it was Stock's fault, LOL.

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That makes more sense. The absolute last thing the Bruins need would be something like that hanging over their heads.

Knew it was Stock's fault, LOL.
Stock was borderline going crazy on air. If the Bruins lose the next two games.. he might just flip.

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Stock was borderline going crazy on air. If the Bruins lose the next two games.. he might just flip.
You have to understand something about Stock: he was quite often on TV with the 110% show. His brain must be fried by now...

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You have to understand something about Stock: he was quite often on TV with the 110% show. His brain must be fried by now...
He's been on 110%
He's played for the Bruins
He got beat up in the NHL..


Its a wonder the guy can still formulate complete sentences and make coherent successive statements.


Oh wait...

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The funny thing is that if you read Julien's quotes and read the Bruins board, you get the feeling the Habs won a bunch of games by one or two goals. That we just barely beat them because of their mistakes. I would fully be scared of the ''they are due to beat us'' sentiment if that was the case.
I don't know what Julien said, but I can assure you the majority of Bruins board does not think that the Bruins lost by a slim margin, or because of their mistakes. Aside from a few predictable "blame it on the ref" types, most of us have fully acknowledged that the games have been embarrassing, and anything but close.

I'm sure you can cherry pick a quote or two that supports your contention, but your statement implies a board-wide consensus that does not exist.

What we do find puzzling is the teams' respective records against the rest of the league: Habs 34-24-10, Bruins 37-21-9. And no, I'm not suggesting that this indicates the Bruins are better (because right now they're not, and all the games count equally in the standings). But are they that much worse so as to explain the s***kicking that has been administered each and every time at the hands of the Habs?

Anyway, right now the Bruins are playing some pretty mediocre hockey, so if there's anything due, it just may be 0-7...

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