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Rooting Interests Thread

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Short Version: It only matters that the Rangers lose and that Car-Buf game doesn't go to OT. If that happens, we will be closer to 8th place in terms of winning percentage than we are right now. If the game MUST go to Overtime, we still improve (extremely marginally) in terms of win % ONLY if Carolina gets 2 points.

Long Version: I'm just going to keep using my projected points method of rooting for teams since it doesn't matter either way. Here is where we are now. Notice how the win %'s are reversed by standing. Buffalo is really #7, Carolina #8, NYR #9. Catching the Rangers actually does no good. But, the interesting thing is that Carolina and Buffalo play against each other. I'll try to illustrate why I'm rooting for Buffalo and of course rooting for the NYR to lose.

Today

# Tm GP PTS W%% PROJ

7 NYR 65 70 0.5385 88.31

8 CAR 64 69 0.5391 88.41

9 BUF 62 67 0.5403 88.61

X NJD 63 60 0.4762 78.10

BUF win / NYR Win:

# Tm GP PTS W%% PROJ

7 NYR 66 72 0.5455 89.45

8 CAR 65 69 0.5308 87.05

9 BUF 63 69 0.5476 89.81

X NJD 63 60 0.4762 78.10

8th: 89.45

CAR win / NYR Win:

# Tm GP PTS W%% PROJ

7 NYR 66 72 0.5455 89.45

8 CAR 65 71 0.5462 89.57

9 BUF 63 67 0.5317 87.21

X NJD 63 60 0.4762 78.10

8th: 89.45

BUF win / NYR Loss:

# Tm GP PTS W%% PROJ

7 NYR 66 70 0.5303 86.97

8 CAR 65 69 0.5308 87.05

9 BUF 63 69 0.5476 89.81

X NJD 63 60 0.4762 78.10

8th: 87.05

CAR win / NYR Loss:

# Tm GP PTS W%% PROJ

7 NYR 66 70 0.5303 86.97

8 CAR 65 71 0.5462 89.57

9 BUF 63 67 0.5317 87.21

X NJD 63 60 0.4762 78.10

8th: 87.21

Overall: If the Rangers win, they will be in 8th place regardless of the outcome of the Carolina-Buffalo game. They will be our new target to pass. and will be on pace to finish with 89.45 points, so 89-90. If the Rangers lose, we will either be chasing Carolina or Buffalo who will be projected for 87.05 and 87.21 respectively, or 87-88 points. Therefore, GO WILD and GO REGULATION.

All of this is of course just going off projections which is what I personally choose to do since I personally don't think any team has too easy / too hard of a schedule

You shouldn't need math to root against the Rangers.

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Watching Philly vs Toronto, will not be surprised if Leafs win this. Leafs using their speed to their advantage. Flyers are looking very slow and a step behind them. In other news

Ottawa up 1-0 over Atlanta (good)

Rangers up 1-0 over Wild (bad)

Flyers/Leafs and the rest (status quo)

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Watching Philly vs Toronto, will not be surprised if Leafs win this. Leafs using their speed to their advantage. Flyers are looking very slow and a step behind them. In other news

Ottawa up 1-0 over Atlanta (good)

Rangers up 1-0 over Wild (bad)

Flyers/Leafs and the rest (status quo)

Phily started slow, Toronto had 4 PP in first but Philly killed them. Philly is starting to step it up in the second, and lets go WILD!!!

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Sabres score, Canes tie 1 minute later...Sabres score, Canes tie again 1 minute later again. fvck the Hurricanes for being so damn pesky!

And now Toronto just ties Philly 2-2 with 11 seconds left in the 2nd. Dammit.

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Minn 3 - 1 on Rags that is great if it holds could be 10 points behind #7 seed with 3 games in hand on them!! and we still play them

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Thank you Wild and Sens. Cmon Sabres and Flyers!!!

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theodore occassionally comes up big (although very rare since the lockout) and his timing is perfect.

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Anyone have a link to any of those games?

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3 point game in Raleigh, ugh.

Buffalo hit 2 posts and had a 3x1 all in the last 3 minutes but blew it all.

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Thanks for nothin Buffalo and Philly

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I swear every time Philly has a chance to help us they lose THEY DONT WANT to see the Devils in the first round!

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Well now the Rangers are the eighth seed, so we're still 10 back of the last playoff spot :whistling:

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Well now the Rangers are the eighth seed, so we're still 10 back of the last playoff spot :whistling:

With 3 gms in hand AND we play them ;)

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