FanPost

Place your Bets - Home Ice advantage?



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
VAN 111 5 121 117
DET 98 6 110 104
SJS 97 6 109 103
PNX 95 4 103 99
LAK 94 6 106 100
NSH 92 5 102 98
ANA 91 6 103 97
CHI 90 6 102 96

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
VAN 121 1 117 1
DET 110 2 104 2
SJS 109 3 103 3
LAK 106 4 99 5
PHX 103 tie breaker 100 4
ANA 103 tie breaker 97 7
NSH 102 tie breaker 98 6
CHI 102 tie breaker 96 8

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?

This FanPost was written by an OTF reader, and does not represent the views of the editorial staff. Got something you'd like to share? <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/admin/entries/new?community_id=208&entry_type=FanPost" target="new">Post your own</a>!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join On the Forecheck

You must be a member of On the Forecheck to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at On the Forecheck. You should read them.

Join On the Forecheck

You must be a member of On the Forecheck to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at On the Forecheck. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker