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Monday, July 31, 2006

Pacific Division: The Circle of Life

Want to know how the shootout distorts statistics? Consider that no team in the Pacific had a sub-.500 divisional record last year.

Pacific divisional record only:

Team

W-L-OWin%GFGAPP%PK%

Anaheim

18-9-5

.641

3.25

2.66

20.8%

84.0%

Dallas

17-11-4

.594

2.94

3.00

18.4%

82.9%

San Jose

16-10-6

.594

3.19

3.03

20.6%

80.9%

Phoenix

15-15-2

.500

2.88

3.06

18.0%

83.3%

Los Angeles

14-14-4

.500

2.81

3.31

16.6%

74.4%

Of course, what this neglects is the real story.

  • The Ducks dominated the Coyotes, with a record of 7-0-1.
  • The Coyotes owned the Sharks, with a record of 6-1-1.
  • The Sharks commanded the Kings, with a record of 6-2-0.
  • The Kings dismantled the Stars, with a record of 6-2-0.
  • The Stars muscled the Ducks, with a record of 6-1-1.

Ain't it cool how karma comes around?

4 comments:

Zanstorm said...

That makes sense, except for the Coyotes owning the Sharks..what happened there? I didn't know it was THAT BAD!
The shootout really does distort, I agree.

Hodge said...

Wow, I got a Mensa question flashback reading that......LMAO

Doogie2K said...

Pfft, that's easy. The answer is the square root of pi * (e ^ (j * theta)).

Wait, no? How the...?

Are you sure?

Hodge said...

Well....If Sally's taller than Dallas and Phoenix is Taller than....Hmmm