TGokou Posted July 1, 2019 Share Posted July 1, 2019 8 minutes ago, IBatch said: Last year we were five wins away from a playoff spot. That’s it. Ten wins would probably put us into the top 2 maybe 3 in our division..really that means if we were .500 during that losing streak (which also affected our GAA) we would have made the show. That said the West lost points against the East last year, making it easier for teams to get in. Ten wins would definitely get us there and more...we’d be around a 100 point team. Think we just added 25-30 goals between getting better and our core taking steps. Which would put us close to 250... can’t imagine what a year of Hughes, Myers and Benn will do instead of Poopoo, Guddy/Schenn and Hutton. Guessing at least 25-30 goals less too. Definitely puts us into the playoff hunt. Based on the incoming and outgoing defenseman statistical productions, and assuming Hughes is good for 40 points which I think is reasonable +/- 10, we've added about 85 points on the backend and lost about 49 points on the backend for net total of 36 points. So this is pretty much in line with your prediction of 25-30 goals except this is ONLY from the backend not including our forward group. Realistically we should see anywhere from 30-50 goal improvement spread throughout the lineup assuming our forward group continues to take incremental steps in their production. Perhaps most importantly, we've lost the sieves in Pouliott, Gudbranson and Hutton and that will lower our GAA significantly. It's possible we see a 50-70 point swing between our GF/GA ratio from this year to last and that should firmly place us into playoff position. 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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