Slightly different presentation today. Notes: You don't need to apply much of a "strength of schedule" adjustment to state that, based on performance to date, the eight worst teams in the NHL are all in the Eastern Conference. (And that, as such, every team in the West has been good enough to make the playoffs in the East.) Buffalo has more clearance on 9th place than Chicago How can Carolina be that bad when they play so many games against other bad teams?

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