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Shamu101

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8th seed in Western Conference from the last four years:

2012-13 Minnesota - 94 pts (prorated to an 82 game schedule)

2011-12 Los Angeles - 95 pts

2010-11 Chicago - 97 pts

2009-10 Colorado - 95 pts

That's how I "pulled" that number. That and 95 is the number every analyst is basing it on.

Regardless, say we go all miracle and make the playoffs as the 8th seed. Yay!! Congrats, here's either the Ducks, Blues, or Hawks! Cup run here we come!!!

Ducks, would suck (although I think they got worse at the deadline with loss of penner)

Blues, we've had their number all year

Hawks, would atleast be an entertaining series

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I'm an optomist but I can't see how this team is going to make the playoffs. Do the math, and they would have to win 80% of the remaining games to realistically make the playoffs. Watching them this past month, there is no intensity and consistency. Against Phoenix, it was like watching only one team play - the Coyotes. The only bright spot on the whole entire team is Lack. The year the Kings won the cup, the team had no jump, no desire. Once they got Jeff Carter, they turned it around, went on a tear and ultimately won the Stanley Cup after barely making the playoffs by the last game. I'd like to see the Canucks do that too but other than Kesler and Higgins who can put the puck in the net, who else do we have? No one. May as well tank the season and try to get a good draft selection. Aquilini should see that a loss revenue from two home playoff games is better than losing fans in droves next season.

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95 points? where'd you pull that number from, The magic number is 90,

95 points would mean the rest of the teams would need to go:

PHX 13- 5- 2

DAL 12-5-3

Jets 13-4-2

95 Points is the Magic Number. It's been analyzed by Mathematicians using Statistcs and Probability. This number is also cited by the media in both print, tv and radio. 95 Points holds more true in the ever competitive Western Conference. Just a simple look at past results will show you that the last team to make the current playoff format with the lowest points was 94 points. Here is another source that came up with the 95 Points. http://www.playoffmagic.com/nhl/

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We go on a ten game losing streak... Burr lights the lamp on Carolina with a shorty breakaway. ONE PLAY ONE GOAL and the team lit it up and went on to the playoffs. That's what it took, ONE PLAY.

Fast forward to now. We keep talking about how big a slump we are in, no one is scoring or will score. Seriously it will take a wicked powerplay, an amazing individual effort or something along those lines and the team will bounce back. Optimism is a powerful drug people.

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We have to at least win 16 of our last 18 games to get a shot at the playoffs

That would give us 98 points. Last 82 game season (2011-12) LA had 95 points for the final playoff spot. Ottawa had 92 for 8th in the East.

13-2-3 should be good enough. Not saying it's going to be easy but we have slightly more wiggle room than you think...Our schedule is decent too. All non-playoff/fringe teams until we wrap up with Colorado and the Ducks to end the year.

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every team that can feasibly catch the canucks in the standings will. they'll finish 25th overall.

Next to impossible. The worst we can likely finish given the current standings would net us the 7th overall pick and even that's a stretch.

That would mean Ottawa and Carolina both pass us.

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95 Points is the Magic Number. It's been analyzed by Mathematicians using Statistcs and Probability. This number is also cited by the media in both print, tv and radio. 95 Points holds more true in the ever competitive Western Conference. Just a simple look at past results will show you that the last team to make the current playoff format with the lowest points was 94 points. Here is another source that came up with the 95 Points. http://www.playoffmagic.com/nhl/

How about you actually look what the magic number is at for this year.

Dallas is projected to finished the season off in 8th place with a total of 90 points. This is done by even simpler math. Past results have no effect on your next outcome. Roll a dice, Every roll has the probability of 1-6 and is completely unaffected by what number was rolled last.

In order for DAL, PHX, or even the Jet to finish at 95 points, one of those teams will have to go on a major tear only losing a minimum of 5 game in their last 20

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As much as I want us to make the playoffs, we would be better of missing the playoffs and getting a top 10 pick rather than making the playoffs and getting spanked by Chicago/St. Louis/Anaheim/LA/San Jose in the 1st round and getting a pick in the 18th-24th range again. Miss the playoffs, get top notch prospect, reload in the summer and come back strong next season.

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If Matthias single handedly picks up the slack and gets this team scoring again, Matthias for Hart trophy.

I think Mathias could help dramatically by relieving Kesler especially and Henrik somewhat of some of their defensive responsibilities which could/should open them up to produce more offense.

That said, even if that happens and this team can get out of it's current funk AND get some luck/health... I doubt we make the playoffs.

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Canucks have 18 games remaining

We need to break the next 16 games into 4 series. In each series we need to go 3-1 and winning games in regulation (only 4 losses out of 16), That will sets us up with 90 points with two games remaining. Against EDM and CAL. It HAS to start tonight against the Starts but looking at our schedule is could be doable. Maybe even with a little luck, like a puck going off Burr's leg to get the monkey off his back. We will need to beat the Av’s and the Ducks at least once of our remaining two games against them,

DAL –W

CAL – W

NYI –W

WPG –W

WSH –W

FLA –W

TB –L

NSH –W

BUF –W

MIN –W

COL –W

ANA –L

NYR –W

LA –L

ANA –W

COL –L

We'd also be going into the playoffs on a hot streak, looking dangerous.

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