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  1. MN Picks for Sunday, March 24th ... PHI @ WAS ARI @ NYI MON @ CAR CLB @ VAN ... & Monday, March 25th FLO @ TOR BUF @ NJD PIT @ NYR BOS @ TBL DET @ SJS
  2. According to ESPN's "NHL Playoff Picture" page: Montreal - 7 games remaining, 7 against quality teams Carolina - 8 games remaining, 7 against quality teams Columbus - 8 games remaining, 4 against quality teams So yeah, Columbus has by far the easiest schedule. ... MN is 14. Buffalo and NY Rangers eliminated from the playoffs. Next point earned by Boston or dropped by us puts the Home Ice slot out of reach.
  3. I remember a co-worker mentioning, back towards the end of the Sabres’ hot run, that it was as if the rest of the league caught on to the fact that Buffalo was better than opposing teams gave them credit for. It made sense at the time and could maybe be an explanation for some of our struggles after a reasonably good start that belied pre-season expectations. Hopefully, if that’s the case, the Habs are wise to them.
  4. MN Picks for Saturday, March 23rd ARI @ NJD NYI @ PHI OTT @ EDM NYR @ TOR BUF @ MTL BOS @ FLA MIN @ CAR TBL @ STL PIT @ DAL DET @ VGK
  5. He’s certainly put to rest a lot of my doubts from earlier in the season. I can eat my words when I need to.
  6. Winning the games against CAR and CLB would be 6 points off the Number, right there. Say for shiggles we beat Buffalo tomorrow, that’s another 2. Suddenly the number is 8 with 5 games left to play.
  7. Whoa! Careful, now. Hope is always there when the math is fair but numbers put pressure on probably outcomes. Preparing for a probable outcome is not “giving up”. I love this number. I love the Habs in the Playoffs. It sickens me that we may not make it after a season where we proved most of the preseason predictions wrong. My point was: math holds out longer than hope. The math is still there. YES! We can still make the playoffs. And I get you. I’m not “Willy-nilly” with my fandom. But I’ve been doing this long enough to know that it doesn’t look good The math might be sound as far as the Magic Number goes but a lot of other ones go the other way. We’ve just sucked lately during a time when we should’ve been making the most of opportunities. I’m not going to give you the stats, others have thrown them around in their deeper analysis in other threads, but just because I’m showing the fatigue of calculating our Team’s losses doesn’t mean I’m giving up hope. Besides: I’d love to be wrong.
  8. Math holds out longer than hope. Its not necessarily logical but it’s true.
  9. *sigh* Under the category of "For What It's Worth" ... ... MN is 24.
  10. MN Picks for St. Patrick's Day NJD @ COL (3pm Eastern) STL @ BUF (5pm) NYI @ MIN (6pm) PHI @ PIT FLO @ ANA
  11. MN Picks for Saturday, March 16th STL @ PIT NYI @ DET FLO @ LAK CLB @ BOS CHI @ MON TOR @ OTT WAS @ TBL BUF @ CAR NYR @ MIN
  12. Yeah. This sucks. I keep thinking of being between ab rock and a hard place and on the wrong side of an eight ball.
  13. MN Picks for Thursday, March 14th PIT @ BUF MTL @ NYI WAS @ PHI STL @ OTT TBL @ DET BOS @ WIN FLO @ SJS
  14. MN is 25. No help from boston last night. Too much to ask, I guess.
  15. Figures the Bruins lose points in their first 2 games in however long against teams we’re battling for position with. Down 5-1 to the Bluejackets.
  16. MN is 27. ... We can jump Columbus into the 2nd Wild Card spot on Tuesday night if we beat the Red Wings and the Jackets lose in regulation to the Bruins.
  17. MN Picks for Monday, March 11th ... CLB @ NYI OTT @ PHI TBL @ TOR CAR @ COL NYR @ EDM ... & Tuesday, March 12th ... DAL @ BUF WAS @ PIT BOS @ CLB DET @ MON NJD @ CAL ... & Wednesday, March 13th CHI @ TOR NJD @ EDM NYR @ VAN
  18. MN is 29. The Islanders can do us a solid tonight. Handing Columbus a loss would bring the Bluejackets in line with us after 69 games each but we'd still be out on account of the tiebreaker. One step at a time, though ....
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