Some of you may read my quick statistical analysis of the Blues playoff chances posted here on December 20th:http://www.letsgoblues.com/phpBB/viewto ... 897#412897
I decided to up date this since they've been hot recently.
Here are the results:
To be in the top 8 in the WC @ the trade deadline, they need to pick up an average of 1.727 points per game...which is more than what they had to average on Dec. 20 (1.62)
To be in the top 8 in the WC at the end of game 82, they need to pick up an average of 1.33 points per game. That is slightly less than the Dec. 20 average needed of 1.39....but still severely behind their current average of .825 points per game.
In short, they are further from being in the playoff picture as of the trade deadline, and only slightly closer overall.
What more is even if they win their next 10 consecutive games, they still would not be on pace to make the playoffs.
the trade deadline is feb 37 they have 22 games until then, I think the more important point is the games against other teams trying to get in. If the blues continue the same trend over the next 10 games as the last they will move up.
LA x 2 - they are +2 pts at 35
columbus x 3 - they are +3 pts ahead at 36
phoenix x 1 - they are +5 pts
if they make it to 10th or 11th by the deadline and continue playing like they are then I dont see a major sale, otherwise all the vets will be gone but weight and Dvorak probably.