I talked a fair bit last week about the possibilities for home ice. I mentioned more than once how critical a 4 point series against Minnesota would be. Two points isn't four; so does that mean the goal of hosting a home ice playoff series is over?
Well, the only answer is fairly complicated. But there's a good tool for helping you to visualize the possibilities. It's the "what-if calculator" hosted on SS.com. It's so simple that even a UND fan can use it. I've been through the process a couple of times this weekend and come up with slightly different scenarios.
How about you give it a go and tell me your results in the comments section. The best approach is to look at the "AA" section (yes ... that's what lazy fucking twats in the lower-48 call UAA ... seriously do you see any of them calling UMD .. "MD"? Do you see anyone in Mini-SO-Duh use ND as an abbreviation for UND? How about BSU? It's always Bemidji State right? Not BS? ... I don't mind when the school is referred to as "Alaska-Anchorage", but god damnit if you're going to fucking use an abbreviation then you fucking well ought to include the U before the AA ... in the past I've sent shitty emails to people about this ... but in this case ... it's UND twats ... there'd be zero effect I'm pretty sure) first and pick what number of points you think the Seawolves will earn over the remaining games. Then do it for everyone else.
I warn you though ... it's easy to cheat. And by cheat I mean fool yourself. As you go through you are quite tempted to assign lower numbers of points to those other teams closer in the standings than they might otherwise get.
Below is the screenshot of my picks (you'll need to click on the pic for full size readability).
I'm not claiming to be any sort of expert prognosticator because my track record in that department pretty much sucks. But I have tried to give it my most honest effort. I really just wanted to plug "4" into every UAA series; but I didn't. It was actually distasteful and hard to not do that. Picking this shit just opens my comments section up to assholes calling me a dumbfuck for picking the way that I did ... I promise to delete that horseshit if it occurs; so anyone considering doing so ... don't waste the time.
So yeah ... 7th place is what I come up with and UAA traveling back to The John for a playoff series. What about you? Can the Seawolves get more than 27 points?
And now I present to you a series of videos which clearly display the absolute worst fucking human being ever in the universe. I watched all of these. You may have seen one or some of them before. I really can't recommend any more strongly that this asshole's parents be put in jail for raising such person.
You may disagree and think it's all him. I won't deny the logic of that argument and of course just like you I'd like 15 minutes alone in a room with Stephen but ... his parents are useless and the perfect example of why retroactive abortion should be allowed.
And if you'd like to see this rotten bastard finally get some sort of payback (other than the dog pwning him) then watch this last one. Embedding was disabled unfortunately but it's well worth clicking the link. Trust me.
There's not much else I can add today after that. Yay ... we have a home series against a very beatable Michigan Tech team. See ya at the rink on Friday. I'll have the usual stuff this week plus one special feature (I hope).