Thursday, March 20, 2008

The way we were

I ran a poll prior to the season beginning, asking who readers thought would be the worst team in the Eastern Conference this season, a question that I thought was almost impossible to answer.

It turns out that wasn't far off.

With just more than 800 responses, here are the vote tallies, percentage of votes and teams' current position by points percentage:



Votes % Rank
1 Pittsburgh 2 0.25% 2
2 New Jersey 6 0.74% 1
3 Ottawa 6 0.74% 4
4 Buffalo 9 1.12% 9
5 N.Y. Rangers 11 1.36% 5
6 Philadelphia 12 1.49% 8
7 Tampa Bay 13 1.61% 15
8 Carolina 31 3.85% 7
9 Montreal 41 5.09% 3
10 Atlanta 52 6.45% 14
11 Toronto 87 10.79% 12
12 Washington 87 10.79% 10
13 Boston 103 12.78% 6
14 Florida 107 13.28% 11
15 N.Y. Islanders 239 29.65% 13

From the way it currently looks, either Tampa Bay, Atlanta or the Islanders are going to finish in that bottom spot, but only Long Island, with about 30 per cent of the vote, received a lot of support in that area.

Few apparently saw Boston or Montreal being anywhere as near as good as they've been, either.

Just food for thought.
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3 Comments:

At 6:21 AM, March 20, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looked at another way, 1 in 3 picked the correct worst team, assuming either ATL or NYI end up on the bottom.

 
At 12:36 PM, March 20, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looked at yet another way, the Islanders are overachieving by two spots.

 
At 1:26 PM, March 20, 2008, Blogger Steve said...

Looked at another way, 1 in 3 picked the correct worst team, assuming either ATL or NYI end up on the bottom.

That certainly is another way to look at it. Not a correct way, by any stretch of the imagination, but certainly another way.

 

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