January 23rd, 2013, 03:07 PM #11
With all of the games being played "in conference" there might be a possibility of a bigger margin points wise somewhere between the 6th 7th & 8th seed.
Originally Posted by TooCool
January 23rd, 2013, 03:29 PM #12
January 23rd, 2013, 03:33 PM #13
62 points in a 48 game schedule would be the equivalent of 106 points in an 82 game schedule. Under the current system (1 point for OTL or SOL and no ties), it has never taken more than 97 points to make the playoffs, so any number that high would be pretty surprising.
Originally Posted by KingKopi
January 23rd, 2013, 04:04 PM #14
56 seems to be correct as a logical bar to shoot for at the moment.
Of course it may end up being a bit less with every game being in-conference. In years past, East has always been about 4-6 points lower to get in because the West tended to go beat them up. Now, we beat eachother up, so there should be a more clear-cut pecking order as the season winds down.
If the first two games are any indication, looks like my annual magic number thread will be back in a month or two. **** me, I thought we were over this ****. I wanted to win the Pacific and see a ****ing Game 1 in the playoffs, not claw out another damn eight-seed. ****.
Deep breaths... only two games...
January 23rd, 2013, 04:12 PM #15
I agree that 56 points will make it in the post season. Of course, the way the injuries are mounting up for, maybe 50 points will make.
January 23rd, 2013, 06:05 PM #16
I also agree with 62 points.
January 23rd, 2013, 06:25 PM #17
1 more than the team that finishes in 9th place.
January 24th, 2013, 03:53 PM #18
Good call. From 05/06 through 11/12, the #8 seed in the East had 92, 93, 88, 93, 94, 92, and 92 points, and the #8 seed in the West had 95, 97, 95, 91, 91, 96, 95 points, so the West was higher (by 3-7 points) in all but 08/09 and 09/10.
Originally Posted by USCKingsFan31
January 24th, 2013, 09:48 PM #19
I was watching the Philly game a couple days ago and they said that by their projections it was 57.5 as the defining line.
January 24th, 2013, 09:51 PM #20
Ahhhh math. No! /brain fried.