The Chicoutimi Cucumber Posted October 25, 2011 Share Posted October 25, 2011 Further to this, we're still only 4 points out. Honestly, I think it would be helpful if, instead of focusing on wins and losses, people concentrated on how far back from 8th place we are. That's the measure that really counts. It's interesting how many posters and media commentators ignore the points-totals and frame the situation as even more dire than it already is. E.g., people treat OTL/SO as straight-up losses, ignoring that the team gets a point. But standings are what matter, and until we hit a point in the standings where making playoffs becomes borderline unrealistic, we should hold off on drastic moves, especially if the team is playing tolerably well (as saskhab demonstrates that it has, by and large). I'm still not clear on what that threshold point is. Perhaps 6 points out, perhaps 8. If we go 0-3 over the next span, we will likely have fallen 6-8 points behind. Gauthier should certainly be pursuing a contingency plan for that moment. But as yet it may still be premature to put the plan into effect, given the standings. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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