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Monday, March 21, 2011

Playoff Contemplation

I saw this buried in the comments to one of the below posts, and thought it deserved it's own post. And hopefully, Mr. Playoff Scenario, Andrew, can follow through with some more at some point. But I think it's a good look at the playoff scenario, though, frankly, I just can't imagine Abbotsford sneaking into the third spot. But otherwise, nice work Forecheck.

And thanks for the Onion link.

Ready for a little extrapolation?

As per last week's method, here is the projected finish. Main thing is that Chicago has cooled off a little, the Aeros remain just as hotas before. In the North, Grand Rapids is just as red hot, but Lake Erie is tearing things up too.
(Strange, since I just saw where Cleveland has banned all pro sports...)

OK, here;s the West :

Milwaukee Admirals 99
Houston Aeros 98
Chicago Wolves 93
Texas Stars 92
Peoria Rivermen 91
OKC Barons 90
San Antonio Rampage 89
Rockford IceHogs 76

And the North since it is important for Peoria in this scenario:

Lake Erie Monsters 95
Grand Rapids Griffins 95
Abbotsford Heat 94
Manitoba Moose 91
Hamilton Bulldogs 89
Toronto Marlies 86
Rochester Americans 75

Soo too bad for the Rivermen, they would need 92 points in this scenario to cross over.

Oh, yes for more on Cleveland's decision to ban all pro sports - see


Forecheck said...

You're welcome, John.

While you at the Onion check out the sports section for the cover article "Penguins Coach Assures Everyone That Dazed, Vomiting Sidney Crosby Is Progressing Nicely"

John said...

I am currently in Asia on a business trip. I am pretty sure that I was the only person out of 1.5 billion here to be listening to the Houston Aeroes move into 1st place on internet!

Go Aeroes!

ICEVET said...

The AHL.com website provides a plethora of information, including its "traditional" Calder Playoff Primer (updated every 24 hours).

Among other things, this package includes the playoff qualification rules and tie-breaking procedures and potential matchups (tied to those rules).....and has been available to "hockey browsers" for several weeks now.

Any serious fan who wants to engage in "prediction religion" can use this objective data to make (his or her) own predictions.

Go Aeros!!!