Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Hangin' in the Southleast

...and now that that terrible pun is out of the way, let's turn our attention to the standings. Notice anything, say about the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings? The bottom four spots are occupied by Southeast division teams: Atlanta, Florida, Tampa Bay and Washington. While this is embarrassing for the Capitals, it also works in their favor.

Of the Capitals remainging fifty-five games, twelve are against Atlanta (5), Tampa Bay (4) or Florida (3). That means 22% of the Caps' remaining games are against the worst teams in the Eastern Conference. A team in such dire need of points coudn't ask for anything more.

Guess it's good for Caps fans that the NHL isn't going to their new scheduling format until next season.

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