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"The Skinny" … on the Openers By Eric Hornick The NHL released the schedule for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday.  It'...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wait 'til next year

I don't remember seeing it noted anywhere, but last night's Hurricane win mathematically eliminated the Islanders from post-season play.

There are 1,001 possible outcomes to the draft lottery, although 1 is not used. The Isles are guaranteed to have 5 of them (0.5%). Of course these percentages will go up as the season plays out.

30th........... 25.0% (250 combinations)
29th........... 18.8% (188 combinations)
28th........... 14.2% (142 combinations)
27th........... 10.7% (107 combinations)
26th.............8.1% (81 combinations)
25th.............6.2% (62 combinations)
24th.............4.7% (47 combinations)
23rd.............3.6% (36 combinations)
22nd............ 2.7% (27 combinations)
21st.............2.1% (21 combinations)
20th.............1.5% (15 combinations)
19th.............1.1% (11 combinations)
18th.............0.8% (8 combinations)
17th.............0.5% (5 combinations)

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982.

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