Mar 172006
 

Here are the updated predictions of the final standings which are based on how each team has performed so far and their strength of schedule and the difficulty of their remaining schedule. Changes since last update on March 13 include:

-New Jersey moving back into 6th spot with a 3 point lead over 7th place Montreal
-Montreal holds just a 1 point lead over Tampa while Atlanta has closed the gap on Tampa
-Edmonton moves from 9th to 6th
-Los Angeles falls from 7th to 9th
-Vancouver and San Jose flip positions with San Jose now predicted to finish in 8th spot and Vancouver in 10th.

Eastern Conference Predicted Standings

Pos Team GP Pts Schedule Strength Future GP Future SchedStr Pred Pts Total Pts
1 Carolina 66 96 0.472 16 0.443 24 120
2 Ottawa 65 94 0.487 17 0.503 23 117
3 Buffalo 65 93 0.483 17 0.533 22 115
4 NY Rangers 66 84 0.466 16 0.489 19 103
5 Philadelphia 66 82 0.469 16 0.471 19 101
6 New Jersey 66 76 0.468 16 0.505 17 93
7 Montreal 65 71 0.511 17 0.481 19 90
8 Tampa Bay 66 72 0.480 16 0.468 17 89
9 Atlanta 66 70 0.480 16 0.477 17 87
10 NY Islanders 65 66 0.486 17 0.433 19 85
11 Toronto 65 66 0.511 17 0.489 18 84
12 Florida 65 61 0.491 17 0.450 17 78
13 Boston 67 63 0.510 15 0.517 13 76
14 Washington 65 51 0.493 17 0.493 13 64
15 Pittsburgh 66 44 0.495 16 0.473 11 55

Western Conference Predicted Standings

Pos Team GP Pts Schedule Strength Future GP Future SchedStr Pred Pts TotalPts
1 Detroit 65 95 0.485 17 0.466 25 120
2 Dallas 66 91 0.515 16 0.514 22 113
3 Nashville 66 86 0.492 16 0.474 21 107
4 Calgary 65 82 0.516 17 0.515 21 103
5 Colorado 67 80 0.520 15 0.505 18 98
6 Edmonton 67 78 0.521 15 0.534 17 95
7 Anaheim 64 74 0.518 18 0.537 20 94
8 San Jose 64 73 0.521 18 0.515 20 93
9 Los Angeles 68 77 0.518 14 0.557 14 91
10 Vancouver 67 76 0.516 15 0.558 15 91
11 Minnesota 67 69 0.522 15 0.549 14 83
12 Phoenix 67 64 0.534 15 0.501 15 79
13 Columbus 66 55 0.504 16 0.525 12 67
14 Chicago 65 51 0.511 17 0.502 13 64
15 St. Louis 64 51 0.505 18 0.526 13 64

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