Friday, March 16, 2007

The Wild Wild.... East!!

1) Yes, it seems that the Eastern conference standing just continue to stay ridiculously tight. While it wouldn't have been surprising to see a bunch of teams hovering close to playoff position, it seems amazing that with barely 10-12 games left 6 teams are within 5 points of each other, vying for the final 2 playoff positions.
2) We'll look at those teams their remaining schedules and predict who will be 'in the money' come April 8th, and who will have an early start to hone their golf game:

  • N.Y. Islanders: Games Remaining:12. 6 Home 6 Road. Other than 2 more with Philly, who is playing better of late the Isles remaining games don't bode well, especially with their seeming lack of chemistry since the Smyth trade. However, they do play the Rangers twice more and Toronto, so they do still have their destiny in their own hands. They will probably need to win 7 perhaps 8 of their final 12.
  • Carolina: Games remaining:10 5 Home 5 Road. Have yet to put it together all season. Their remaining schedule would seem to be favorable, but the Hurricane have not shown us anything so far. Perhaps they can finally step up, but they will need to win a minimum of 6 and probably 7 of their remaining 10 games.
  • Toronto: Games Remaining: 12 6 Home 6 Road. Right now a point out. A must win tonight against the hapless Caps. After that the schedule not easy with 2 games each with Buffalo and rival Habs. They will need to win 8 of their final 12 to have a chance
  • N.Y. Rangers: Games remaining: 12 5 Home 7 Road. However 2 of those road games are at their cross town rival's Islander building where they seem to play well, as well as a game in Philly. Taken as dead as recently as a week ago, have somehow been revitalized despite a spate of injuries to key players. Being carried by Ludqvist's goaltending and Jagr's scoring. Would realistically need to win 8 of their final 12 to have a shot at the post season.
  • Montreal: Games Remaining: 11 6 Home 5 Road. With 3 against Boston, 2 with the Rangers and Toronto the Habs play the teams they have to beat. So if they fail to qualify for the post season they will have no one to blame but themselves. That said with the loss of Huet its amazing that they have any shot at all. Will probably need to win 8 of the remaining 11
  • Boston: Games remaining: 12 5 Home 7 Road. Have the most unlikely road to get into the post season. Blew a opportunity when they had a ton of games in hand. Now they are 5 points on the outside with a tough remaining schedule. They would probably need to win 10 of their 12 remaining games, not a likely feat

3) So what does this all mean? Basically it appears who will get into the playoffs will be determined who does best in their head to head match ups the last 2 weeks. Which makes for good drama, and no one will be 'backing into' the post season! If you get in, you have clearly earned it!


chompsey said...

Good work on mimicking someone elses blog!

chompsey said...

On second look its actually better than most of the blogs on the Internet today. I was thinking of something else. My bad. Must be the anti psychotic drugs fucking with my brain again!


1) Sadly regardless of our efforts to attempt to steer clear of the sophomoric person who seems to have no life he continually returns to attempt to tarnish this blog
2) Creating fictitious characters and blogs are not going to work. We will not get pulled again into a pissing contest.
3) Offending entries will just be erased. End of issue.


1) To all interested. NONE of the entries on this blog are the work of anyone other than the BLOG authors!
2) Any similarities are completely unintended/accidental/coincidental and as such will NOT be altered/removed!


Perused your list and see its not all that impressive for goalies. May that make trades for goalies more likely this summer than in years past?

Antzmarching said...

The Isles have relinquished their advantage over a playoff spot... Healthy scratches of Sean Hill, Miro SATAN, and Alexei Yashin will prove beneficial... By the way, Mike Dunham is on par with Brent Johnson - either would have a difficult time making a high school team these days...

Antzmarching said...

ONE of these Chompseys is a CLOWN!!!!

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