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"If the Avs were tied..." Scenarios regarding new tiebreaker rule

OK, so here's what would have happened in 2009-10 and in 2006-07 (When the Avs missed the playoffs by one point) if they had been tied with Calgary in both situations. I'll start with this season. Calgary actually finished with 40 wins and 91 points, but I have adjusted that into a points tie with the Avalanche, and have given the Flames 2 more wins and 4 more points (Both added wins are assumed to be in regulation, just for demonstrative purposes). So, for the purposes of this situation, we will assume Calgary finished with 95 points and 42 wins.

2009-10

Points

Wins

SO Wins

Adj. Wins

COL

95

43

7

36

CGY

95

42

3

39

Wow. So with the old rule, the Avs would have won the tiebreaker, but with the new system, they would have lost by 3 wins. Now, let's look at 2006-07, when Calgary beat the Avs by one point for the final playoff spot. This time it's the Avs stats that are adjusted to make it a tie, but it doesn't really matter because to make up the 1 point, I assumed the Avs had 1 more overtime loss.

2006-07

Points

Wins

SO Wins

Adj. Wins

COL

96

42

5

37

CGY

96

43

3

40

 

Calgary has more overall wins, and the Avalanche again have more shootout wins, so Colorado loses this one too.

Conclusion: Either the Avs need to win more games in regular OT, or I'm not gonna like this rule.

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