Place: Team:................... GP GR PTS HG AG
7th New York Rangers ..........68 14 74 7 7
8th Buffalo Saberes ............ 65 17 72 9 8
9th Carolina Hurricanes ........ 66 16 71 10 6
10th Toronto Maple Leafs ......66 16 67 7 9
11th Atlanta Thrashers ........ 66 16 65 6 10
12th New Jersey Devils ......... 65 17 64 9 8
Teams remaing schedule with combined winning percentage:
ANH, SJ, NYI, MON, PIT, FLA, OTT, BOS, BUF, NYI, PHI, BOS, ATL, NJD. .488% last 10 games .481 %
PIT, BOS, TOR, OTT, CAR, ATL, NSH, MON, FLA, NJD, TOR, NYR, WAS, CAR, TB, PHI, CLS. .4905% last 10 games .503%
ATL, WAS CLS, BUF, TOR, NYI, OTT, TB, TB, WAS, MON, NYI, BUF, DET, ATL, TB. .483% last 10 games .499%Toronto:
NYI, PHI, BUF, TB, CAR, FLA, BOS, MIN, COL, DET, BUF, BOS, OTT, WAS, NJD, MON. .497% last 10 games .513 %Atlanta:
CAR, NJD, PHI, NJD, PHI, BUF, NYI, VAN, MON, PHI, BOS, NSH, NYR, CAR, PIT. .494% last 10 games .528 %
OTT, ATL, NYI, ATL, OTT, WAS, CLS, BOS, PIT, BUF, NYI, PHI, MON, PHI, TOR, NYR, BOS. .483% last 10 games .532%
At first look you think there is no way because of Carolina's easy schedule with a lot of home games and Buffalo with more points and and no games in hand. Well let me break it down to you.
11th Atlanta Thrashers, I really don’t need to talk about them. We will pass them in a week or less. I predict a 12 place finish.
10th Toronto Maple Leafs, are playing very good hockey right now. Tho I don’t think they can keep it up givin that they have a tough schedule, more away games and there last 10 games are going to be rough. I predict a 11th place finish.
9th Carolina Hurricanes, Have a very easy schedule with most games being at home. I personnaly think the 8th seed is theres to lose. They are how ever very inconsistent which gives me reason to believe. This is very hard for me to predict. It’s a toss up. I hope Im wrong but I see Carolina nugging the 8th and final spot from the Devils. I predict a 8th place finish.
8th Buffalo Saberes, Have as many games remaining as we do and seem to be playing really well. Mix that in with a mediocre schedule and your looking at a team making the playoffs. I predict a 7th place finish.
7th New York Rangers, Just when you think they were looking bad they win a game 7-0. They are also very inconsistent even with a fairly easy schedule ahead I just don’t see them making the playoffs. There last 10 are rather easy tho. I predict a 10th place finish.
Now if you really think about it, the winning percentages of the teams is not really a way to determine the strength of the remaining schedules. For example Look at PHI they have a wining % of .615% but in there last 11 games they are at a .363%. NJD they have a wining % of .461% but in there last 24 games they are at a .833%. All in all I really think New Jersey Devils have a shot. Tho they need some luck, some teams to lose, and win most if not all remaining games.
GP= Games Played GR= Games Remainin PTS= Points HG= Home Games AG= Away Games.