So it's halfway-ish in the hockey season and I've been thinking recently of what we, as the Caniac Nation, should be cheering for. Should we hope for a massive winning streak for a chance at the playoffs, or should we be cheering for losses so that we can pick up the #1 pick?†Let's explore the first option. Currently the Canes are dead last in the NHL with an abysmal record of 11-23-7 and a measly 29 points. To compare, the Montreal Canadiens, who currently hold the last place in the Eastern Conference, have a record of 21-21-3 and 45 points.Since the lockout the average number of points needed to make the playoffs was 92.75 points, so let's round that up to 93. By this benchmark, the Canes would need to gain 64 points in the last half of the season. That equates to 32 wins (ignoring OT...

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