HALFWAY POINT EXTRAVAGANZA!
How this thread works:
Last year coming out of the All-star break, the Sabres had 60 points and 22 games remaining. Working on assumption that 93 points is roughly where the playoff bubble sits at the end of the season, the Sabres needed 33 of 44 available points to have a reasonable shot at the playoffs. Starting out the year, there are 164 points available minus 94 points (I'm moving the bubble up a point) == 70 points that can be lost before making the playoffs becomes rather unlikely. I wasn't really going to update it all season, but why not.
Might as well start calculating paces and records. After game #41 on 1/5:
Team Points: 29
Games Played: 41 (RJ-voice: HALFWAY THROUGH THE SEASON!)
Points per game to reach 94 points: 1.585
Season Points at that pace: 130 (!!!!)
Record per 10: 8-2-0, 7-1-2, 6-0-4
Win streak to get back to 94-point pace: 21 games (!!)
Hope isn't lost, folks, all the Sabres need to do is win-out the next 1/4 of the season, and they'll be right on the playoff bubble!
Edited by MattiPaj, 05 January 2018 - 10:53 PM.