Nuxfanabroad Posted October 4, 2019 Share Posted October 4, 2019 (edited) After the first tilt in Edm, took a few mins to peruse the 2019-20 schedule(I'd only glanced a coupla' months back)..certainly looks a far sight better than last yr's! We posters all utter(or hear) the cliches, "2 pts is the same in Oct, or Spring", or the old, "pace yerself, NHL season's a marathon". Two maxims that almost stand in contrast..this yr I'd contend the team's better to approach this from the latter perspective. Marathon(42.195 k's) runners often aim for a "negative split", where the latter half(21 km's) is quicker than your first. Not many actually DO it..far easier to just talk about! Similarly on the pro ice, we often see the strong contenders closing out seasons on a sweet roll, as PO's arrive. To peak at the perfect time, seems a well-crafted, balanced art. Our sched is nicely spread out, the first few months. The daunting aspect is 17 roadies out of the first 27 tilts(to end-Nov). To get through these first two months at about .500 seems a reasonable target, & I'd wager it would bode well to set up a strong 2nd half. December's a gem, with 10 out of 13 games at home, & the guys should appreciate less travel over that holiday season. At New Year's it's an even 40 games in, 20/20 split road & home. So then, how many pts do you feel is necessary after game #40, to make PO's a realistic bid? (I feel we need at LEAST 45 pts at that given time) Edited October 4, 2019 by Nuxfanabroad 27 not 29, end Nov 1 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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