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  1. lexrageorge

    Eastern Conference seeding

    At this point, the Celtics seem destined for are currently sitting at the 3 seed, which results in an opening round matchup against Sixers or Pacers. However, looking at the schedule to gauge the possibility of their being able to make up the requisite 2 games in the standings: Toronto: 21...
  2. lexrageorge

    Free Agent Starting Pitchers and Boston

    There was a recent mini-diversion in the Chris Sale thread regarding the attractiveness of Boston as a destination for starting pitchers. I believe @chawson made the original assertion that the Red Sox have trouble signing free agent pitchers, which raised some discussion. Not wanting to...
  3. lexrageorge

    The Race for #1 down the Stretch

    I would argue that the #1 seed would be tremendously helpful to the Celtics this season. Assuming that the Cavs finish 3rd, it would push off any matchup with them until the Conference Finals. If there's a downside, it's that the opening round would be a potentially difficult series with...
  4. lexrageorge

    Points are for losers

    The discussion about the "loser point" in the NHL Game Thread got me wondering how the standings would change based on other systems that either have been in place or could be in place. Below are the standings for the playoff qualifiers in the Eastern Conference if the season were to end today...
  5. lexrageorge

    Opening thoughts

    Some very premature thoughts after 1 game: 1.) With no Bergeron and two rookie defenseman, it's no surprise the Bruins found themselves in an early hole. But still credit is due to the rookie blue liners for recovering and playing well in the closing period when the game was still tight...
  6. lexrageorge

    Patriots own the month of....

    OK, time to talk about football.  Every now and then you hear a sports columnist write how the Patriots "own" the month of <fill_in_the_blank>.  I recently heard this about the month of December.  So, I decided to look at the various teams and how they've done month-by-month during the Belichick...
  7. lexrageorge

    Calculating the standings - Take 2

    OK, I'll try this again, this time w/o the table [If a Mod could remove or lock the other thread, I would greatly appreciate it].   I have always been curious how the current point system (shootouts, 3 point games, etc.) affect the overall standings.  So I took a quick look at this season to...
  8. lexrageorge

    Calculating the standings over the years....

    I had always been curious how the current point system (shootouts, 3 point games, etc.) affect the overall standings.  So I took a quick look at this season to date, and recalculated the standings based on various methods that the NHL has used over the years, along with some alternatives that...