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Projecting The NHL Playoffs

by: AnthonyP On  Saturday, March 28, 2009

san-jose-sharks-winTotal Pro Sports – They say that to win a championship in a team sport it takes a championship effort from the whole team.  That being said I am going to take a look at how each team ranks in five team stats, give them points opposite of their ranking (so if a team is first in a category they get 3o points.  3o points because their are 3o teams in the NHL) and then divide that total by five to give them an average score for their team stats based on how they are doing in relation to the rest of the league.

The five team stats that I plan on using are: Points, goals for per game, goals against per game, power play, and penalty kill.

Ranking Points G/G GA/G PP% PK% Overall
1 SJS DET BOS DET NYR SJS- 27.6
2 DET BOS MIN WSH MIN BOS- 26.6
3 BOS CHI SJS SJS NSH PHI- 24
4 NJD CGY NJD PHI SJS CHI- 22.4
5 WSH PHI NYR BOS CGY DET- 21
6 CGY SJS CHI ANA PHI NJD- 21
7 PHI WSH VAN BUF LAK WSH-20.2
8 CHI PIT NSH CHI BUF CGY-19.8
9 CAR NJD CBJ STL ST MIN-19.4
10 PIT VAN CAR ATL BOS VAN-18.4
11 VAN ATL FLA MIN FLA BUF-18.4
12 NYR TOR PHI NJD MTL NYR-17
13 CBJ NTL OTT TOR BYI ANA-16.4
14 MTL BUF BUF LAK PIT PIT-16.2
15 FLA CAR STL VAN CBJ STL-16
16 ANA A A ANA OTT OTT CAR-15.6
17 EDM EDM LAK CGY CHI MTL-15
18 MIN DAL WSH TBL ANA FLA-14.4
19 NSH FLA PIT MTL VAN NSH-14.2
20 BUF CBJ DET CAR NJD LAK-13.6
21 STL STL MTL NYI WSH CBJ-13.4
22 TOR OTT EDM PIT CAR OTT-13
23 OYY TBL CGY EDM TBL TOR-10
24 DAL LAK PHX COL COL EDM-9.8
25 LAK MIN DAL DAL DAL ATL-9.4
26 PHX NYI TBL FLA DET DAL-7.6
27 ATL NSH COL NSH EDM TBL-7.4
28 TBL COL NYI PHX PHM NYI-7.4
29 COL PHX TOR NYR TOR COL-4.6
30 NYI NYR ATL CBJ ATL PHX-4

Again, this chart is not to rank who the best teams are, as you can tell that the overall rankings are a bit off from the points ranking (and in any sport the only stat that really matters is Wins).  It ranks which teams are playing a better team game which should give us a clue as to who is going to play well in the playoffs going off of the old adage that it takes at team playing as a team to win.




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