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Animated Thursday Playoff Pie

The ridiculous pie chart is a graphic illustration of the chances of making the playoffs in the Western Conference. The only teams represented are the ones whose odds aren’t 100% (clinched spot) or 0% (eliminated). That leaves eight teams in play. And four spots. When all four of those spots are taken, you will see a…

The Great Western Playoff Pie (3-17-15)

Every blog has its identity. Ours is pie. The ridiculous pie chart below has an actual purpose. It is a graphic illustration of the chances of making the playoffs in the Western Conference. The only teams represented are the ones whose odds aren’t 100% (clinched spot) or 0% (eliminated). That leaves eight teams in play.…

Tuesday’s slice of playoff pie

The littlest wedge (with a sliver of the Sharks logo showing) represents the Sharks, Jets and Wild combined. As before, left pie is odds in or out of the post-season, right pie is odds of facing which opponents. I recognize this is a marginally pointless exercise, but so what it’s a blog. For comparison, these…

Two things

5. The right to a “jury of your peers” is a fallacy. There isn’t going to be 12 Russian hockey players in the jury box to decide Slava Voynov’s fate. via Top 10 Things to Keep in Mind (And You May Not Realize) About Slava Voynov’s March 2 Trial | Surly & Scribe. It’s funny…

Points Blown Logjam

According to me, the Kings are now in the second wild card spot. Two points blown now separate four teams, CGY, WPG, LAK and MIN. This logjam is not so clear when you look at the official standings because WPG has played 2 or 3 more games than the other three teams (3 more than…