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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Wednesday @ 2:33 PM ET
Eklund: K.Allen: Start of the 2021-22 season reads like Tales of the Unexpected
HenryHockey
Season Ticket Holder
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Gwinn, MI
Joined: 01.26.2020

Wednesday @ 3:36 PM ET
Everything is good!
HockeyBuzzed
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Nashville
Joined: 09.10.2021

Wednesday @ 3:40 PM ET

Columbus is hard to figure out. I thought there window was "Closed, but opening" when it might be "Opening, but not Closing". I would probably add a new sub factor called "Open, but kinda dirty so you can't see out very well right now but planning to wash pretty soon".
Alexzanki
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 06.03.2008

Wednesday @ 3:41 PM ET
Eklund: K.Allen: Start of the 2021-22 season reads like Tales of the Unexpected
- Eklund



11. The Blue Jackets are playing .625 hockey. They could be in a playoff spot on Thanksgiving. You know what that means.






eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Wednesday @ 3:49 PM ET
Columbus is hard to figure out. I thought there window was "Closed, but opening" when it might be "Opening, but not Closing". I would probably add a new sub factor called "Open, but kinda dirty so you can't see out very well right now but planning to wash pretty soon".
- HockeyBuzzed

Columbus needs to call Andersen and get some new windows because the ones they currently have sound like absolute poop
Newgod77
Boston Bruins
Location: IL
Joined: 05.10.2015

Wednesday @ 4:18 PM ET
Islanders are nothing more than a victim of rule enforcements. Low talent clutch and grab team.
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Cochrane, AB
Joined: 01.04.2021

Wednesday @ 4:19 PM ET

- Alexzanki

HockeyBuzzed
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Nashville
Joined: 09.10.2021

Wednesday @ 5:21 PM ET
This thing about being in the playoffs at Thanksgiving isn't actually statistically relevant. Sure. Teams like Florida, Tampa, Toronto, Carolina, Edmonton are in great shape. But that was also predicted before the season even started. A bubble team like Columbus or Nashville or Anaheim who might be in a spot based on a single point at Thanksgiving is meaningless. Statistically, a significant amount of teams who are in by 1-2 points at Thanksgiving end up missing. It's arbitrary and meaningless. But the media keep repeating it each year.
PeteM
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 07.10.2007

Wednesday @ 5:27 PM ET
Islanders are nothing more than a victim of rule enforcements. Low talent clutch and grab team.
- Newgod77


Those grapes are still pretty sour, aren't they?
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Wednesday @ 6:05 PM ET
Eklund: K.Allen: Start of the 2021-22 season reads like Tales of the Unexpected
- Eklund

No mention that the islanders are missing almost half of their starting lineup due to covid and injuries?

Kevin Allen
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Cochrane, AB
Joined: 01.04.2021

Wednesday @ 6:08 PM ET
This thing about being in the playoffs at Thanksgiving isn't actually statistically relevant. Sure. Teams like Florida, Tampa, Toronto, Carolina, Edmonton are in great shape. But that was also predicted before the season even started. A bubble team like Columbus or Nashville or Anaheim who might be in a spot based on a single point at Thanksgiving is meaningless. Statistically, a significant amount of teams who are in by 1-2 points at Thanksgiving end up missing. It's arbitrary and meaningless. But the media keep repeating it each year.
- HockeyBuzzed


Since the cap era started 77% of teams in playoff position on thanksgiving night make the playoffs. So not entirely irrelevant. Every year some teams surge and make it but statistically 12 of the 16 teams in a playoff spot tomorrow will make the playoffs.
StargateSG1
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Buffalo Grove, IL
Joined: 03.07.2013

Wednesday @ 6:54 PM ET
That T-Giving thing is totally irrelevant this season, with later season start
HockeyBuzzed
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Nashville
Joined: 09.10.2021

Wednesday @ 7:13 PM ET
Since the cap era started 77% of teams in playoff position on thanksgiving night make the playoffs. So not entirely irrelevant. Every year some teams surge and make it but statistically 12 of the 16 teams in a playoff spot tomorrow will make the playoffs.
- TurdFergeson


That's my point. 12 of 16 is just 75%. Take away the teams with larger cushions like Florida, Tampa, Toronto, Carolina, Washington, Edmonton (ie the teams nobody doubted from the beggining). So just look at say the 8 teams that are in by 1-2 points. On average, half of them will make it and half will miss. So it's about as predictive as tossing a coin. A more useful benchmark might be...if you are in a playoff spot by more than X points, then you have a 95% chance to make it. But saying if you are in by 1 point, you have a 50% shot is pretty useless.
Zezel
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Vaccinated, ON
Joined: 02.28.2011

Wednesday @ 7:22 PM ET
Can't believe the Leafs still have a good record even though they aren't in the North division. Or that four of the teams from the North division are doing really well. I guess the entire league sucks this year.
StargateSG1
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Buffalo Grove, IL
Joined: 03.07.2013

Wednesday @ 7:53 PM ET
Can't believe the Leafs still have a good record even though they aren't in the North division. Or that four of the teams from the North division are doing really well. I guess the entire league sucks this year.
- Zezel

Especially the Canadiens, the North "winners" from last year....
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Cochrane, AB
Joined: 01.04.2021

Wednesday @ 7:55 PM ET
Can't believe the Leafs still have a good record even though they aren't in the North division. Or that four of the teams from the North division are doing really well. I guess the entire league sucks this year.
- Zezel


You do realize that teams change every year?? No you don’t. The North was completely pathetic last year.
BringNYIhome
New York Islanders
Location: Smithtown , NY
Joined: 04.10.2016

Wednesday @ 9:33 PM ET
Who expected the Islanders to be good? The old bag gave away key players and replaced them with old nonsense
lonnyBohonos
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: New York, NY
Joined: 02.02.2017

Wednesday @ 9:54 PM ET
You do realize that teams change every year?? No you don’t. The North was completely pathetic last year.
- TurdFergeson


the west had all California teams and AZ. That was the worst division in 20/21
Shady1962
Joined: 02.06.2021

Wednesday @ 11:58 PM ET
Hey Kev! Give us the latest on TNT hockey coverage, Where's Gretzky? Thought he was supposed to be a big part of the broadcasts! He has ZERO personality but TNT really tried to sell him to the fans, What's up?
Shady1962
Joined: 02.06.2021

Thursday @ 12:01 AM ET
I'm a Wild fan but never underestimate the Islanders as long as they have the best coach In the solar system.
Zezel
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Vaccinated, ON
Joined: 02.28.2011

Thursday @ 12:24 AM ET
You do realize that teams change every year?? No you don’t. The North was completely pathetic last year.
- TurdFergeson


What an amazing turnaround by those four teams then, huh.
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Cochrane, AB
Joined: 01.04.2021

Thursday @ 11:43 AM ET
What an amazing turnaround by those four teams then, huh.
- Zezel

Yes.

Calgary is miles better. Edmonton has had an easy schedule to start. Toronto is actually focusing on 200 ft play. Winnipeg is similar to last year but PLD is having a great start.

Amazing what happens when teams change personnel or how they change their systems isn’t it?

I guess according to you Anaheim, LA and Columbus were just in tough divisions last year and haven’t progressed either? And the Islanders, Habs and Canucks are only struggling so badly because they had easy competition last year and now are facing tougher teams??

It’s a new season and teams are all playing differently. Take your head out of your ass FFS.
BluesDroogie
St Louis Blues
Location: St. Louis, MO
Joined: 06.12.2014

Thursday @ 11:29 AM ET
COMPLETELY OFF THREAD SUBJECT:

Anyone else pissed off when nhl network calls it the national? This isn’t nba this isn’t nfl this isn’t baseball. What the (frank) are they talking about. Go (frank) yourselves is what I say
BluesDroogie
St Louis Blues
Location: St. Louis, MO
Joined: 06.12.2014

Thursday @ 12:07 PM ET
COMPLETELY OFF THREAD SUBJECT:

Anyone else pissed off when nhl network calls it the national? This isn’t nba this isn’t nfl this isn’t baseball. What the (frank) are they talking about. Go (frank) yourselves is what I say
Zezel
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Vaccinated, ON
Joined: 02.28.2011

Thursday @ 12:31 PM ET
Yes.

Calgary is miles better. Edmonton has had an easy schedule to start. Toronto is actually focusing on 200 ft play. Winnipeg is similar to last year but PLD is having a great start.

Amazing what happens when teams change personnel or how they change their systems isn’t it?

- TurdFergeson


In actual fact, the North was always no worse or better than any of the other divisions, and the results this season have debunked that narrative.
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