Afternoon everyone - with 5 games remaining, and currently with 92 points, our Nashville Predators have the golden opportunity to get 10 more points, putting them at a 102 point season - IF they win the remaining 5 games in regulation.
Being that the current picture for the remaining top 8 seeded teams as of today is:
|Team||Current Points||Games Remaining||Best Point Gain||Probable Point Gain|
Best Point Gain column would be if each team would win their remaining games in regulation (I know this is impossible). Probable Point Gain column is a *guestimate* that the teams will win half their remaining games in regulation - if there is an odd number of remaining games, I gave that team the benefit of the odd game win. Now I know that this does not take into consideration overtime or shootout wins / losses and that this is just a guess on who wins remaining games. That's the beauty of Sports - unfortunately the flux capacitor in my hopped up Delorean is on the fritz and I can't travel forward in time to get a book of sports records of the 21st century.
Considering Playoff Seeding:
|Team||Best Point Gain||Best Seeding||Probable Point Gain||Probable Seeding|
In the scenario I like, the Pred's win their remaining 5 games in regulation, while the remaining 7 teams are in the probable point gain area, with the Pred's in 4th seed, having Home Ice Advantage with 102 points. And dare I mention, no other teams mixed into the top 8 (read Flames).
What are your thoughts on Playoff Home Ice Advantage for the Pred's?