Sunday’s Standings in Points Blown

In our new Western Sub-Conference, we have ten teams fighting for 5 playoff spots. SJS and CHI have been expelled for being too good, EDM and CBJ for being too bad and COL is out for the moment because they’re the first seed in the NW. In other words, we’re only going to deal with the 4th through 8th seeds, but we’re calling them 1-5. Ten teams, five make it, five don’t.

Two points “awarded” for every loss, one point for every OTL/SOL. Lowest point total is best. Second number (+/-) is number of points (in my system) ahead or behind Los Angeles.

  1. Nashville 35 / +4
  2. Phoenix 37 / +2
  3. Vancouver 38 / +1
  4. Los Angeles 39 –
  5. Calgary 40 / -1
  6. Detroit 40 / -1
  7. Minnesota 45 / -6
  8. Dallas 45 / -6
  9. St. Louis 45 / -6
  10. Anaheim 47 / -8

Tie breaker is games-played, except that the winner of the tie breaker is the team who has played more games. If this seems counter-intuitive, consider this: A team with a 10-2 record is better than a team with a 2-2 record, who is, in turn better than a team that’s 0-2.

 
  • Mike

    except that for the Kings to reach the third seed, they would have to pass San Jose, so they are really 11 points out of third. Not to be a wet blanket.

    • DougS

      Well, this exercise is really about who is most likely to finish in the top 8.

      I’m not surprised that Detroit is making a run, but I’m a little surprised that Calgary has dropped like that. The Kings now have a game in hand on them, and they’re only 1 point behind in the official standings. Kind of interesting that they have a noticeably worse home record than road record….

    • quisp

      True, but the real purpose of this (my) exercise is to keep track of how close the Kings are to the 8th seed / 9th seed boundary of doom.

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