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    Playoff Push — Magic Number Thread

    Boston 41 GP 52 Points 78 Pts Max
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    NYR 43 GP 48 Points 74 Pts Max

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    Boston's max is 82 points....

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    Not that the Rangers can't catch them, but Boston being put into their division really hurt their chances of getting into the playoffs. But, this is great experience either way, and if one or two things more went differently, New York might even be ahead of them a bit in the standings.

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    It really has nothing to do with Boston being in the division. They're on the outside looking in due to the following:

    1. Zib's putrid start
    2. Panarin missing 11 games
    3. Shesty missing 3 weeks

    Without those issues they're likely looking at a record closer to 26-11-6 for 58 points. Not only that but those 5 loses turned to wins mean wins turned to loses for the teams ahead of them. They'd be battling for 1st in the division if not for those setbacks, but such is life. Time to buckle down and battle now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpshooter View Post
    Not that the Rangers can't catch them, but Boston being put into their division really hurt their chances of getting into the playoffs. But, this is great experience either way, and if one or two things more went differently, New York might even be ahead of them a bit in the standings.
    Doesn't matter. You make the playoffs on your own merit. They were fucking garbage most of the season. Even in games they've won, they've been terrible for half the game. The blame is all on the Rangers, not the division opponents or anything like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
    It really has nothing to do with Boston being in the division. They're on the outside looking in due to the following:

    1. Zib's putrid start
    2. Panarin missing 11 games
    3. Shesty missing 3 weeks

    Without those issues they're likely looking at a record closer to 26-11-6 for 58 points. Not only that but those 5 loses turned to wins mean wins turned to loses for the teams ahead of them. They'd be battling for 1st in the division if not for those setbacks, but such is life. Time to buckle down and battle now.
    Well, that's why I said it didn't help, but it wouldn't have been impossible to do, but those setbacks hurt. Actually, if you just take the Panarin missing all of those games, that alone makes a lot of difference, not even factoring in the other two. You figure even if they win an extra three or four games at least with him in there, they're past the Bruins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Doesn't matter. You make the playoffs on your own merit. They were fucking garbage most of the season. Even in games they've won, they've been terrible for half the game. The blame is all on the Rangers, not the division opponents or anything like that.
    Yeah, it was kind of copy of last year. I don't remember what their record was early on, but they didn't start playing really well until February or so, and then the shutdowns happened. But yeah, they certainly put themselves in a hole last season as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
    It really has nothing to do with Boston being in the division. They're on the outside looking in due to the following:

    1. Zib's putrid start
    2. Panarin missing 11 games
    3. Shesty missing 3 weeks

    Without those issues they're likely looking at a record closer to 26-11-6 for 58 points. Not only that but those 5 loses turned to wins mean wins turned to loses for the teams ahead of them. They'd be battling for 1st in the division if not for those setbacks, but such is life. Time to buckle down and battle now.
    There's also a pretty goddamn reasonable argument that they've just been stupidly unlucky.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
    It really has nothing to do with Boston being in the division. They're on the outside looking in due to the following:

    1. Zib's putrid start
    2. Panarin missing 11 games
    3. Shesty missing 3 weeks

    Without those issues they're likely looking at a record closer to 26-11-6 for 58 points. Not only that but those 5 loses turned to wins mean wins turned to loses for the teams ahead of them. They'd be battling for 1st in the division if not for those setbacks, but such is life. Time to buckle down and battle now.
    Goalies attempting to play the puck in OT has cost them twice. Again, its on the guys in the lockerroom.

    They lost the Zibanejad/Chytil open net misses game, too, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Heaven View Post
    Boston 41 GP 52 Points 82 Pts Max
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    NYR 43 GP 48 Points 74 Pts Max



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    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
    Boston's max is 82 points....
    Ah yea you’re correct sir...I was never good at math.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Heaven View Post
    Ah yea you’re correct sir...I was never good at math.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
    It really has nothing to do with Boston being in the division. They're on the outside looking in due to the following:

    1. Zib's putrid start
    2. Panarin missing 11 games
    3. Shesty missing 3 weeks

    Without those issues they're likely looking at a record closer to 26-11-6 for 58 points. Not only that but those 5 loses turned to wins mean wins turned to loses for the teams ahead of them. They'd be battling for 1st in the division if not for those setbacks, but such is life. Time to buckle down and battle now.
    we're 7th GA/G (as you posted elsewhere), 10th in shots against, with 2nd best PK. There are 16 teams making the playoffs and the rangers are on the outside looking in. I think its the coach

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCCP View Post
    we're 7th GA/G (as you posted elsewhere), 10th in shots against, with 2nd best PK. There are 16 teams making the playoffs and the rangers are on the outside looking in. I think its the coach
    Nope. Zib and Panarin all the way.

    Beginning of season to 3/12 (25 games):

    - Zib had 9 points in 25 games.
    - Team was averaging 2.68 GF/G
    - PP was ranked 26th (15.4%)
    - 10-12-3 record

    Panarin came back on 3/13. With Panarin back and Zib scoring (18 games):

    - Zib has 25 points in 18 games
    - Team is averaging 4.00 GF/G
    - PP is 7th (25.5%)
    - 11-4-3 record

    If Panarin doesn't miss that time maybe Zib even gets out of his funk sooner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCCP View Post
    we're 7th GA/G (as you posted elsewhere), 10th in shots against, with 2nd best PK. There are 16 teams making the playoffs and the rangers are on the outside looking in. I think its the coach
    It seems like Quinn changed his approach about a week after he came back from COVID. Played the kids more, less structure & more skating. Guys started adjusting and going to the net, shooting more. A visibility different team.

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    A few of those blow out games (9-0, 8-3 and 8-4) are distorting the goal differential stats and making it seem like we should have won more. OT/SO bullcrap is hurting us, especially vis-a-vis Boston.

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    NHL network were talking about how the Rangers are such a fun team to watch and they said that the Rangers would essentially have to have a 10-3 record for the remaining games to get into the playoffs. Is it possible? Yes but improbable. Hey whatever, love watching them because they are such a great Cinderella story. LGRs!!!

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    I don't know who still needs to hear this but we're not making the playoffs.

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    The Rangers would be sitting in a playoff position in 2 other divisions, and 1 point out with 2 games in hand of the other.

    Slow start is on them, but it is true that they got absolutely butt fucked with division alignment.

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