April 6, 2007
Expected playoffs matchups
So, since I already have this nice scripts that predicts how many points teams will have at the end of the season, I figured instead of just using it to see who makes the playoffs I could use it to predict playoff match-ups. The table is quite simple, the first column represents a given team (first row = Canucks), and across the table are the top four possible match-ups. So the Canucks have a 30% chance of playing against the Wild, 23% against the Ducks, 19% against the Stars, etc. Pittsburgh is almost guaranteed to play Ottawa (5-4 series) and Atlanta will likely play Tampa in a South East battle.