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#461 cubanjd305

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:02 PM

Except when we need them to win to help our playoff chances. Trust me, I hate the Pens, but I want to see the Devils make the playoffs!

Yeah i just meant until Saturday
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:53 PM

Tomorrow: Buffalo VS Carolina (I don't know which one should I pick)

Best scenario: Wild beats Rangers, Flyers beat Leafs and Senators beat Thrashers.
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:55 PM

Tomorrow: Buffalo VS Carolina (I don't know which one should I pick)

Best scenario: Wild beats Rangers, Flyers beat Leafs and Senators beat Thrashers.


wth, it seems like two teams directly ahead of us are playing each other every night. Can't these guys play teams from the West for the rest of the season (and get their asses kicked)?
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:06 PM

Buffalo for the win tomorrow, keep 8th place only 9 back. If they lose or win in overtime/SO, the gap goes to 10.

Best case is the gap stays at 9 points with a Buffalo win in regulation
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:09 PM

I want Sabres to win, I expect them to lose more as this long road trip wears on them. Plus, given this will be a hard fought game, it should make the schedule even tougher next week.
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:50 PM

So, Go Sabres, Wild, Posted Image Flyers, and Sens

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 08:24 AM

I want Sabres to win, I expect them to lose more as this long road trip wears on them. Plus, given this will be a hard fought game, it should make the schedule even tougher next week.


i think you have to root for the sabres so there is more of a bunching effect. the rangers are looking more like a target every day.
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 08:31 AM

Another toss-up game, if you want it to be easier to make 8th place (for everyone, not just NJD), then you gotta root for Buffalo. If you want to keep #7-8 close to each other to create 2 possible spots for us to get in, root for Carolina.
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:12 AM

Buffalo for the win tomorrow, keep 8th place only 9 back. If they lose or win in overtime/SO, the gap goes to 10.

Best case is the gap stays at 9 points with a Buffalo win in regulation



Yeah best case would be Buffalo win because then 9 back, with 2 games in hand!! I mean these games in hand could be huge (if we continue to play well)

Not to mention and I know I am looking ahead but Carolina has a tough game traveling to Chicago on Friday night, and Buffalo travels to Philly on Saturday, this Devils team if they continue to play like this could really close the gap come Monday...

Edited by PaDevsFan, 03 March 2011 - 09:18 AM.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:37 AM

i think you have to root for the sabres so there is more of a bunching effect. the rangers are looking more like a target every day.

We actually have a better shot at catching the Rags now then the Canes. We have two games in hand plus we play them in April. We could close the gap to 4 points with those 3 games, which means we need to squeeze out 4 more points then they do over the other 19 games.
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:29 AM

We actually have a better shot at catching the Rags now then the Canes. We have two games in hand plus we play them in April. We could close the gap to 4 points with those 3 games, which means we need to squeeze out 4 more points then they do over the other 19 games.



only a minor adjustment to this, it would be squeeze 4 more points in the 16 remaining games we have since we only have 19 left now...

Which is totally doable...
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:34 AM

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

Edited by StormJosh, 03 March 2011 - 10:45 AM.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:53 AM

in these games where two teams ahead of us play, i generally cheer for whoever gets the first goal. i actually want carolina to win v buffalo but that's because i think carolina is a weaker team (here's why)
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:46 AM

no doubt tri, that carolina is weaker in the east, but the rangers aren't exactly blowing their opposition away. canes win, rangers win, its back to 11, canes win rangers lose in OT, its 10 points, canes lose rangers lose, we're out of 7th by 10, 8th by 9.

go sabres, go wild
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 01:21 PM

In fact, Buffy and Carol will meet two more times after tonight.

Plus, Buffy and New Pork have one more game against each other.

Edited by Devil Fan, 03 March 2011 - 01:22 PM.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 02:27 PM

lets just win these next 7 games and go from there.
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 02:35 PM

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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Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:19 PM

OTT-A-WA, OTT-A-WA!
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:51 PM

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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Posted 03 March 2011 - 08:25 PM

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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