Friday, March 26, 2010
The end of the line; Flames lose
Congratulations to San Jose and Chicago for clinching playoff berths last night. Same old story. Flames needed to win and didn't. Calgary can earn a maximum of 16 points to finish with 99 on the season. Detroit can earn a possible 18 points and finish with 105. So safe to say, Detroit needs about 10 more points to put them at 97 and clinch the 8th seed in the Western Conference. Those ten points can come in a combination of Detroit wins, Calgary losses, or a combination of the two.
Ten points is about five wins. Let's look at who Detroit plays in their last nine games of the season, and see if its reasonable to get five wins: Minnesota, Nashville, Edmonton, Columbus, Nashville, Philly, Columbus, Columbus, Chicago. Detroit plays Edmonton and Columbus four times total. They might lose one of those games. There's three wins for six points. At the same time, lets see who the Flames play and their expected outcomes: Boston, Washington, Phoenix, Colorado, Chicago, San Jose, Minnesota, Vancouver. Every single team except for Minnesota is in the playoffs right now.
Start the five stages of grief now, cause this ain't happenin'. I'm past denial (around January), anger (February), bargaining (March), and straight into depression. I guess acceptance will have to wait until Calgary goes to the draft without a first, second, or third round pick. Meanwhile, this blog might end up being less about hockey and more about shit that I notice. Like how Metallica managed the scam the world for 20yrs. I'll write something about that later.