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  1. Couldn't have put it better myself Let's finish this off with a win tonight. And hey, on the bright side, at least we won't have to face Ottawa in the post-season
  2. I'm with you there. I'm not too worried about bonus points right now. I mean, realistically, we could lose every game for the rest of the year and would probably still make it in. I'm all for passing the Jets and going in to the playoffs with as much momentum as we can get.
  3. Yes, ladies and gents, we're not only in single digits but we're halfway to 0 already. The magic number is indeed 5! Funny how quickly it falls when we win our games, eh? A win for Edmonton over Vancouver tonight would bring us down to 3, but it would also mean that the Canucks would fall into a tie with Calgary at 26.5 losses. Once we reach that point, we'll need both Vancouver and Calgary to lose a game before we pick up any bonus points. All of this to say, I think the earliest that we can get it to 0 is after Thursday's game against the Leafs. In order to do that we need to tak
  4. Yep, 15 it is. We haven't been doing ourselves any favours, but the teams around us haven't been doing themselves very many either. Vancouver is still technically the team to beat for bonus points, at only 1 loss back (but with 4 fewer games played). Right now we're looking pretty safe to make it, and believe it or not we're actually closer to catching Winnipeg for 3rd than Calgary is to catching us for 4th. Still though, a lot can happen in 8 games. Not the least of which is we could finally start to build a bit of momentum ahead of our first round series. Wishful thinkin
  5. Yes, as you guys pointed out, we are now down to 23. It's nice to see the lowly Sens helping us for a change by taking down Vancouver and providing some bonus points, but the more important part is that we won our game as well. Right now our fate is still entirely in our own hands, and it will stay that way as long as we keep winning. With a double-header against Calgary and with Vancouver playing again tomorrow, we could be down as many as 6 more points come Sunday morning. I'm certainly not going to count those chickens yet, but if we can pull it off it would go a long, long way! Th
  6. No movement last night - at least the Leafs lost ;) On the plus side, the small division makes it really easy to figure out the bonus situation. It's only Vancouver that we need to watch now, and that will likely remain the case for the foreseeable future. GP GR PTS NL Toronto Maple Leafs 46 10 61 15.5 Winnipeg Jets 45 11 57 16.5 Edmonton Oilers 44 12 56
  7. Yeah, I mean we're in a pretty comfortable middle ground right now. Without a real odd streak from us or from one of those teams we're probably not going to move up or down. It wouldn't hurt to have something to play for in the last few games. With that said, I suspect that the team will be able to get themselves up to play Toronto anyway in that case. So I'm not really that concerned either way
  8. We'll start off with the inaugural NL table. Funny enough, it's not the Flames that we should be worried about (at least not immediately). Because of their COVID-shortened schedule (and the fact that they weren't able to lose the games that they didn't play), Vancouver is actually the team to beat right now in terms of qualifying. The good news, then, is that we stand to net a 2 point drop to the MN if the Canucks lose in regulation tonight. The bad news is that means we need to cheer for the Leafs. I'll allow it just this once... as long as nobody cheers too hard.
  9. WHAT IS THE MAGIC NUMBER (MN)? In the simplest terms, the MN is the number of points in the NHL standings the Habs need to earn to be GUARANTEED a playoff position. When the MN hits 0, we're officially in the playoffs! HOW DOES IT WORK? The question that the magic number answers is this: how many more points will the Habs need to earn in order to get into the playoffs in the absolute worst-case scenario? What is that worst case scenario? That would be if every other team in our conference were to win every game they play for the rest of the season. That's why the
  10. Hey there sports fans! It's been a while since we've tracked our magic number, but with the post-season approaching us quickly we figured it was time that we brought it back so that we can all follow along with the ups and downs together on the big board. What is it and how does it work? I'll copy and paste the long version below, but the short version is this: When the Magic Number hits 0, we're officially in the post-season! It's just that simple! So follow along at home, and feel free to use this thread for cheering, celebrating and/or commiserating.
  11. Hey everyone, just a quick reminder that we really do want to try to create a fun and welcoming environment here to discuss our favourite hockey team. We want to try to avoid opinions on either side getting too personal, even when we don't agree with them. With that said, there does have to be some leeway given for people to express negative opinions, both with our team and with other posters' opinions. The key is to discuss the opinion and not the poster themselves, but we don't want to have to completely limit ourselves to using only positive words. As an example, there is a sub
  12. I'm really interested to see where this goes. I mean it's one thing if it's generally "known" that game management is a thing - even if people know it's going on it's all but impossible to attribute any specific call to it (at least with any proof). It's also easy to sweep it under the rug, at least officially, since it's not something that can really be proven. Here, though, they've got concrete proof AND it's been picked up by the national media. They've got to do something to address it, right? You can't really even pretend that things are called fairly with this hanging over your
  13. Haha I'll believe that one when I see it
  14. Touch wood, but when's the last time that we (or anybody, really) had a completely healthy team for any length of time? Having someone waiting that "should" be in the lineup on a regular basis is a pretty great problem to have. Unfortunately, in all likelihood we're realistically not going to have to worry about that decision much anyway.
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