Bracket Busters: Determining Who will Win the Stanley Cup, Part One

March 24th, 2010 by Sterling Eby Leave a reply »
This article was inspired by the great work done for college basketball on the website If you have never been on this site, I highly recommend you do so, just for fun of course.

This article is a test (and tease) of your math knowledge and hockey knowledge into one nostalgia playoff packed teaser. This is how you should choose who is gonna win each game in the playoffs. It is based off of statistics based off the past fifteen seasons in the NHL. We look at each individual bracket and help determine who is gonna win by the use of...MATH. Just a friendly reminder, this just for fun, please don't take it too seriously.

Conference Quarterfinals

No. 1 vs No. 8 Seeds (22-8, .733)

Statistically this is the easiest game in the conference. But three out of four games, a one seed doesnt show up or chokes. Since the new structure of the playoffs in 1999 it has happened five times.

Possible Upset Stat: There is one habit that seems to bug these teams that grab the first seed that makes them or break them in these situations. Teams that have a top ten scorer in the league in points.

Teams ...

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