- Games 1-20 are effectively ancient history
- Most teams are in a different dynamic than at the beginning of the season (roster turnover, players filling different roles within the team, different goaltender usage, etc.)
- Even the teams that aren't, you could certainly say that about their opponents at the time
- Still a large enough sample to encompass streaks and slumps of both the team and its individual players
Hey! I found standings that have the Leafs ahead of the senators! Man, if the Leafs were really as terrible as the sens fans said what could that mean about the sens' chances against the team that tops both sides of the table? Wait, I am guessing it just means that the sens finished their season on a roll right? Wrong.
So Maggie wasn't full of crap, she was just flinging it at a worthy-target. Enjoy your two weeks in the playoffs sens fans.