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post The Plot is Friggin Thick

April 9th, 2011, 11:05 pm

Filed under: blog — Written by Mike


At this point, entering into the last day of the season, the Sharks have clinched the #2, but could still play Chicago, L.A., Nashville, or Phoenix.  The Ducks, having a lot of regulation and overtime wins, are guaranteed the #4. Doug’s wish didn’t come true tonight- the Preds lost.

The worst thing that could happen is Chicago loses in OT or the shootout. Because they have more ROW (regulation and overtime wins) than the Kings, they win that tiebreaker and move into the #7.  So we want a beatdown tomorrow, one way or the other.

It’s possible that seeds 4-8 could all end up with 99 points.  If that happens, it’s really crazy.  Chicago would move up to the #5 because they’d have 39 ROW.  Nashville and Phoenix would have to go to the fourth tiebreaker, because they’d have the same number of ROW, and split the season series.  The Preds have a better overall goal differential, so they are the #6.  We’d play Phoenix (I wonder if playing one team 9 times in a row would be an NHL record), and the Kings would fall to the #8.

It could get even crazier than that.  If the Hawks won in the shootout then there’d be a three-way tie for ROW.  The tiebreaker is points per game in those matchups.  Chicago has acquired 13 points in 10 games versus those two opponents, Phoenix 9 points in 8 games, and Nashville 10 points in 10 games.  So Chicago would still get the #5, but Phoenix would move up to the #6 and we’d get the Preds.

Because Dallas went 3-1 against the Hawks this year, they are still alive- they have to win in regulation or overtime tomorrow and the Hawks have to lose in regulation for the Stars to snag the #8.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend – go Wings!  And go Minnesota – we want Vancouver facing Chicago again.

16 Comments to “The Plot is Friggin Thick”

  1. Tom says:

    My preferred scenario is Hawks lose in reg and Dallas wins… 2nd is I’d rather Chicago have to face Vancouver. I’ll take the Hawks if necessary but it would be much more enjoyable if they missed altogether… !

    Schadenfreude.. Sweet sweet Schafenfreude..

  2. Mike says:

    It’s a tough call- do we want to face Chicago in round two if they beat Vancouver, or face Vancouver in the conference finals? I think Kings – Wings – Vancouver is slightly tougher than Kings – Hawks – Wings, so I’ll stick with rooting for Minnesota.

    • Tom says:

      You might have a point. But I don’t see Dallas dropping their one shot tonight. Dallas has owned Minn, winning 4-0 twice.

    • evilducks says:

      What if Phoenix knocks out a beat up Detroit team? Phoenix played them well last year, I think they could pull it off.

      I’m just excited I get to go to a playoff game here in SoCal! Gotta love how easy it is to get tickets here. I did have to stub-hub it, they actually sell most of the affordable seats fairly quickly in LA, unlike Anaheim.

      • Ruben says:

        I think Phoenix has the best chance at an upset in the West.

        ANahiem-Nashville is going to be great. Probably the top line versus probably the top D-pairing/goalie combo. Matchups, matchups…

  3. Chris, from Boston says:

    BEAT LA!!!

    I don’t think I thought I would ever beet rooting for the Wings, but I’m happy with the results.

    • Tom says:

      Hey guys I have an idea… Ever thought of hosting a playoff pickem?

      • Tom says:


        So i dont want to overstep my bounds here and Im not sure if the Dudes have anything else planned… But I was planning on creating a private ESPN playoff fantasy pick-em league. I’ve never done it before and was wondering if anyone here was interested in joining?

        If the Dudes have something else planned then awesome, but if not ill post the info here for anyone that wants to join! Registration closes tomorrow..

        here is the info:

        Group: The Boyler Room
        Password: freenabby

  4. Cyoor says:

    Ill try to join, but ive allready started on the NHL playoff challenge:
    Anyone wanna create a league there to?

  5. Tom says:


    league: Sharks got #tigerblood
    password: freenabby

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