Of all the silly ideas in this silly lockout, apparently EA Sports has been simulating the entire NHL season.
EA has the Bruins with the worst record in the entire NHL --maybe that's why Jacobs won't let anybody play?
Their Christmas week Atlantic Division leaders -- the NY Islanders.
Apparently Evgeni Nabokov simulates well -- he's been credited with 9 shutouts (When they actually play on the ice, the Isles as a team have reached only 9 shutouts in a season once in their history --they had 10 in 1975-76.) and a league-fake-best 94.11 save percentage.
Today -- Boxing Day (12/26) is a traditional day for the Isles to play -- having played on this date in every season between the lockouts.Had they hosted New Jersey tonight as originally scheduled, they would have been looking for points 35/36 on games played on Boxing Day. (34 points on 12/26 second only to 35 points on 12/17 --which would have been an off-day this season.)
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick