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Postby Bane » Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:13 am

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Postby cprice12 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:44 am

bamabluesfan wrote:And for the record while they arent mathmatically eliminated, I think we all know the blues arent making it in this year.


What is a bit annoying is hearing Federko talk about them still having a shot to get in.

I appreciate his enthusiasm, but at this point, it's crazy to think they can still get in.
Back when this thread first started, and after the team's initial great run under Murray, it was still quite unlikely they'd get in, but still worth discussing since it was possible...especially with the way they were playing.

For me, the door all but closed when we lost to Minnesota when we could have pulled to within 6 pts of them, then we went on to lose something like 4 of the next 5 and Minnesota got hot and we quickly fell back to 12 or 14 pts. out...so...that killed us at that point.
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Postby BringBackZezel » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:06 am

cprice12 wrote:
bamabluesfan wrote:And for the record while they arent mathmatically eliminated, I think we all know the blues arent making it in this year.


What is a bit annoying is hearing Federko talk about them still having a shot to get in.

I appreciate his enthusiasm, but at this point, it's crazy to think they can still get in.
Back when this thread first started, and after the team's initial great run under Murray, it was still quite unlikely they'd get in, but still worth discussing since it was possible...especially with the way they were playing.

For me, the door all but closed when we lost to Minnesota when we could have pulled to within 6 pts of them, then we went on to lose something like 4 of the next 5 and Minnesota got hot and we quickly fell back to 12 or 14 pts. out...so...that killed us at that point.


What you're saying about Federko right now is what H-wood and I (and others) have been saying since this thread started. They were never anywhere going to make the playoffs. It was always crazy to think they could get in.
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Postby _Gassoff » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:35 am

As for the points thing, if I had my way, The NHL would decrease the number of games in the regular season to about 50, BUT, there would be no ties.

Games tied at the end of regulation would go into sudden death, for as long as it takes.

Wins equal two points. Losses equal zero points.

No playing conservative to preserve the point. No 4 on 4, unless penalties are called, no shootouts, no points for losing, and more days in between games, so the guys can rest up after a two period OT'er.

That's what I'd like.
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Postby cprice12 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:10 pm

BringBackZezel wrote:
cprice12 wrote:
bamabluesfan wrote:And for the record while they arent mathmatically eliminated, I think we all know the blues arent making it in this year.


What is a bit annoying is hearing Federko talk about them still having a shot to get in.

I appreciate his enthusiasm, but at this point, it's crazy to think they can still get in.
Back when this thread first started, and after the team's initial great run under Murray, it was still quite unlikely they'd get in, but still worth discussing since it was possible...especially with the way they were playing.

For me, the door all but closed when we lost to Minnesota when we could have pulled to within 6 pts of them, then we went on to lose something like 4 of the next 5 and Minnesota got hot and we quickly fell back to 12 or 14 pts. out...so...that killed us at that point.


What you're saying about Federko right now is what H-wood and I (and others) have been saying since this thread started. They were never anywhere going to make the playoffs. It was always crazy to think they could get in.


I don't know what you are talking about.
Being crazy is a good thing. 8)

THEY CAN STILL GET IN!!!!
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Postby cprice12 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:16 pm

_Gassoff wrote:As for the points thing, if I had my way, The NHL would decrease the number of games in the regular season to about 50, BUT, there would be no ties.

Games tied at the end of regulation would go into sudden death, for as long as it takes.

Wins equal two points. Losses equal zero points.

No playing conservative to preserve the point. No 4 on 4, unless penalties are called, no shootouts, no points for losing, and more days in between games, so the guys can rest up after a two period OT'er.

That's what I'd like.


I like it....except for the number of games. (they won't reduce the number of games...too much lost revenue)
But for the sake of discussion, I'd make it a 65 game season, sudden death OT for as long as it takes, winner gets 2 pts., loser gets 0 pts.

OR...

Play a full 20 minute OT period (possibly 4 on 4), followed by a shootout if still tied...winner gets 2 pts., loser gets 0 pts.

With less games, you can't play the other conference.

Absolutely no ties.

Get rid of the 3 pt. games already. Not good.
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Postby _Gassoff » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:38 am

I've always been a die hard hockey fan, so no matter what I'm gonna watch a lot of hockey. My second favorite sport is NFL football.

One thing I just love about football is that there are only 16 games in a season, so every one counts bigtime. Fewer games make the ones that are played grander.

I really wouldn't mind the regular season in the NHL counting for more.
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Postby ohio BLUES » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:39 am

BringBackZezel wrote:Update:

99 points to make the playoffs.
17 games remaining.
33 points needed

Record to make the playoffs based on current paces:
16-0-1

We're still alive!!!!!!!!

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Postby Tezmyster » Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:15 am

Ladder @ 9th Mar:

6th: Dallas : 81 points : 16 games remaining
7th: Calgary : 81 points : 15 games remaining
8th: Minnesota : 81 points : 14 games remaining
9th: Colorado : 73 points : 14 games remaining
10th: St Louis : 68 points : 15 games remaining
11th: Edmonton : 66 points : 15 games remaining

Today's games of significance:

Edmonton @ Anaheim
Dallas @ Columbus
Minnesota @ Buffalo
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Postby BringBackZezel » Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:46 pm

Points needed to make playoffs based on current pace: 101
Games remaining: 13
Points needed to get to 101 points: 32

Points per game average needed....2.462


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Postby Mayersfan21 » Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:52 pm

Aren't some games worth 3 points and others two? can we get those on the schedule? C'mon Gary- F with me!

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Postby BringBackZezel » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:53 am

Just an update:

Points needed to make playoffs based on current pace: 99
Games remaining: 9
Points needed to get to 99 points: 27

Points per game average needed....3.000

Current 8th place points: 88 + tiebreaker.
points needed to get to 8th place if Calgary loses every game left: 17.
Record needed to get to 8th place if Calgary loses every remaining game: 8-0-1.

Number of regulation losses to be eliminated from the playoffs: 1



Go Richy, Go Ronnie, Go Bass and Butch. Skate, boys. Skate.
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Postby Ehijo » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:56 am

BringBackZezel wrote:Just an update:

Points needed to make playoffs based on current pace: 99
Games remaining: 9
Points needed to get to 99 points: 27

Points per game average needed....3.000

Current 8th place points: 88 + tiebreaker.
points needed to get to 8th place if Calgary loses every game left: 17.
Record needed to get to 8th place if Calgary loses every remaining game: 8-0-1.

Number of regulation losses to be eliminated from the playoffs: 1



Go Richy, Go Ronnie, Go Bass and Butch. Skate, boys. Skate.


We can do it! Keep the faith!

Non hockey: "Keep The Faith" by Bon Jovi is one of the worst songs ever recorded. Just wanted everyone to know.
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Postby BringBackZezel » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:05 am

Ehijo wrote:
BringBackZezel wrote:Just an update:

Points needed to make playoffs based on current pace: 99
Games remaining: 9
Points needed to get to 99 points: 27

Points per game average needed....3.000

Current 8th place points: 88 + tiebreaker.
points needed to get to 8th place if Calgary loses every game left: 17.
Record needed to get to 8th place if Calgary loses every remaining game: 8-0-1.

Number of regulation losses to be eliminated from the playoffs: 1



Go Richy, Go Ronnie, Go Bass and Butch. Skate, boys. Skate.


We can do it! Keep the faith!

Non hockey: "Keep The Faith" by Bon Jovi is one of the worst songs ever recorded. Just wanted everyone to know.


Is it really worse than Jim Carrey's cover of I am the Walrus?
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Postby Hollywood » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:11 am

BringBackZezel wrote:Just an update:

Points needed to make playoffs based on current pace: 99
Games remaining: 9
Points needed to get to 99 points: 27

Points per game average needed....3.000

Current 8th place points: 88 + tiebreaker.
points needed to get to 8th place if Calgary loses every game left: 17.
Record needed to get to 8th place if Calgary loses every remaining game: 8-0-1.

Number of regulation losses to be eliminated from the playoffs: 1


So why dontcha fellaz just leave me alone
Go Richy, Go Ronnie, Go Bass and Butch.
If I love the girl who cares who you like



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Postby BringBackZezel » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:28 am

Hollywood wrote:
BringBackZezel wrote:Just an update:

Points needed to make playoffs based on current pace: 99
Games remaining: 9
Points needed to get to 99 points: 27

Points per game average needed....3.000

Current 8th place points: 88 + tiebreaker.
points needed to get to 8th place if Calgary loses every game left: 17.
Record needed to get to 8th place if Calgary loses every remaining game: 8-0-1.

Number of regulation losses to be eliminated from the playoffs: 1


So why dontcha fellaz just leave me alone
Go Richy, Go Ronnie, Go Bass and Butch.
If I love the girl who cares who you like



New Editioned.


Wouldn't that be New Editipwned?
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Postby illownyou » Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:56 pm

Just stopping by to see if my thread was still alive...
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Postby Tezmyster » Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:45 am

illownyou wrote:Just stopping by to see if my thread was still alive...

Unfortunately my laptop hard drive met it's demise so I've had limited net access for the past couple of weeks to post the ladder, just for you, I'll post it again now 8)
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Postby Tezmyster » Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:49 am

Ladder @ 24th Mar:

6th: Minnesota : 95 points : 7 games remaining
7th: Dallas : 94 points : 8 games remaining
8th: Calgary : 88 points : 8 games remaining
9th: Colorado : 83 points : 8 games remaining
10th: St Louis : 72 points : 9 games remaining
11th: Edmonton : 69 points : 7 games remaining

Today's games of significance:

Dallas @ Phoenix
St Louis @ Detroit
Los Angeles @ Minnesota
Nashville @ Edmonton
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Postby Robb_K » Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:17 am

Much as I'd like to see it happen, The Blues won't even be able to pass Colorado, never mind passing Colorado AND Calgary. It's just a shame that current management wanted to give Kitchen a decent chance to show he could be a head coach on the NHL level. Had Murray started the season, The Blues would have made it. Even firing Kitchen 3 weeks earlier than they did, might have gotten The Blues in (but that's another story).

Checketts and J.D. want to have The Blues' organisation do right by the players and all employees, while at the same time, answer to the fans' needs.

They want to build an organisation known for class (for the longrun). They did right by Guerin and Tkachuk, and Kitchen and Legace. This will be the first really high-class blues' organisation since The Salomans. I predict they'll be winners and make The City of St. Louis proud. Let's just hope that the City Fathers appreciate this, and lift the City taxes.
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