Sticky wrote: Topper wrote:
Butt that paints a rosier picture than reality.
Separate OT wins from regulation wins and calculate the point differentials between those gained, and those surrendered.
Doing so through last night
Vancouver +2 points, 5 games,
Anaheim -2 points, 7 games
LA +1 point, 5 games
Chicago -2 points, 5 games
Gotta love three point games some nights, two pointers on others.
if I'm reading your method correctly, it still show the Canucks as the best of that bunch in terms of that stat?
I like that method... Takes all competition to date into consideration, and show a more precise picture of where the team is at. (Although obviously each of the teams has faced different competition to this point)
As an aside, I wanted to show as close to an apples to apples comparison (in terms of competition) as I could. As much as I dislike the "rose colored glasses" approach, I often wonder if there has been a fire sale on shit colored shades at the local Walmart.
I am sick of the extreme parity caused by three point games, and would like to see all games have equal worth, but that is just not the reality that we live in.
I should have included the table I used for calculating the #'s.
Regulation win = 2 pts
OT/SO win = 1 pt
Regulation loss = -2 pts
OT/SO loss = -1 pt
They are conference rivals and when it comes to fighting for spots, games that end in regulation have a 4 point swing, overtime and shootouts have a 2 point swing.
The table showed Vancouver is only a regulation win to the good, OT wins and losses are a wash at one of each.
Anaheim is one regulation loss to the bad and while OT is a wash, they have had four games go to OT.
LA has one regulation win and a regulation loss and again suffers from 3 games in OT being one to the good.
Chicago's games have all finished in regulation and is one to the bad.
It shows what a fragile balance it is. If a team manages to string together a couple of regulation wins against the others in the group it can separate itself.
It also shows Vancouver is in the mix with those teams, which was your original point. I don't see Vancouver as better though.
Adding in goal differential may also be interesting as it could highlight hard fought close games and blowouts.