Here's where I show the plight of the teams NOT in the playoffs, and how they can get in or get eliminated officially... Each team is listed with record, points, games remaining and most points possible, and a way for them to get ELIMINATED
LAST UPDATED: 3-10-2003
THE EAST Carolina [20-34-9-6] 55 points, 13 games left [81 pts] 10 NYI points or 5 CAR losses Pittsburgh [25-36-4-5] 59 points, 12 games left [83 pts] 12 NYI points or 6 PIT losses elims. Atlanta [22-35-6-4] 54 points, 15 games left [84 pts] 13 NYI points or 7 ATL losses elims. Buffalo [21-32-9-6] 57 points, 14 games left [85 pts] 14 NYI points or 7 BUF losses elims. Florida [21-27-12-9] 63 points, 13 games left [89 points] 18 NYI points or 9 FLA losses elims. Montreal [24-29-8-8] 64 points, 13 games left [90 points] 19 NYI points or 10 MTL losses elims. NY Rangers [28-31-9-2] 67 points, 12 games left [91 points] 20 NYI points or 10 NYR losses 8th: NY Islanders, 71 points, 14 games remaining
THE WEST Calgary [23-31-10-4] 60 points, 14 games left [88 points] 14 EDM points or 7 CGY losses elims. Columbus [24-33-7-3] 58 points, 15 games left [87 points] 15 EDM points or 8 CBS losses elims. San Jose [25-32-6-5] 61 points, 14 games left [89 points] 15 EDM points or 8 SJ losses elims. Chicago [25-29-10-5] 63 points, 13 games left [91 points] 17 EDM points or 9 CHI losses elims. Los Angeles [29-31-4-4] 66 points, 14 games left [94 points] 22 EDM points or 11 LA losses elims. Phoenix [27-28-8-4] 66 points, 15 games left [96 points] 24 EDM points or 12 PHX losses elims. Nashville [27-25-10-5] 69 points, 15 games left [99 points] 25 EDM points or 13 NSH losses elims. 8th: Edmonton, 74 points, 14 games left
(edited by Freeway420 on 10.3.03 1222) The Chase Is On: 8th: Oilers [28-23-8-8] 72pts; 15 games left 14th: Flames [21-31-10-4] 56pts; 16 games left Flames must win 7 more games than the Oilers do to make playoffs Any combination of 8 Oilers wins or Flames losses eliminates them from the playoffs
The big problem for your Flames is not so much that they have to catch the Oil, but that they also have to leapfrog six other teams to do it. It seems pretty unlikely...Maybe its time to give the younger guys (Kobasew, Saprykin, Leopold etc.) extended ice time in the bigs to prepare them for nect year.
"It takes a whole lotta whiskey to make these nightmares go away" -- Tom Waits, Blue Valentine
Exactly! Saprykin is actually playing on the #2 line with Chris Drury and Marty Gelinas...and playin' REALLY well. And Jordan Leopold made an AWESOME shot block in OT against New Jersey, and the ensuing rush the Flames went on WON the game. Experience is the best teacher, so it's about time the Flames ship out the geezers and the overpaid (*cough*NIEDERMAYER*cough*) and bring up guys like Jason Morgan, Matthew Lombardi and Chuck Kobasew from the farm.
The Chase Is On: 8th: Oilers [28-23-8-8] 72pts; 15 games left 14th: Flames [21-31-10-4] 56pts; 16 games left Flames must win 7 more games than the Oilers do to make playoffs Any combination of 8 Oilers wins or Flames losses eliminates them from the playoffs
Looks to me like my Rangers have a better chance now of catching the islanders than they do the bruins - the fishstix start a 6 game road trip that isn't going to be easy and I think that Randy Robitaille ain't going to help fishstix all that much
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Larry Murphy, of course, will always be the answer to one of my favorite hockey trivia questions... Who was the third man on the rush with Gretzky and Mario when Mario scored the winner in the '87 Canada Cup?