Re: NHL shuts out Canada once again
- Interesting point.the Sabres would actually probably have to indemnify the
Leafs if they went to Hamlton.
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- That's what my study showed - it does make something of a difference. The real criticism of your argument is the lack of scope. You provided a couple of examples of favourable scheduling and used that to argue the Habs' record was inflated. You didn't look at the whole season, and you didn't look at other teams' schedules either.
> No, and I hardly disagree with you Iain. I don't have the math background to theorize. But after watching enough hockey over the years, there is a visible difference between well-rested teams, and over-rested and over-tested teams. And how many points in the standings that can make, who knows? But it can make enough of a difference to make a difference.
> Besides the travel, time zones must make a difference. If the Canadiens were playing in L.A., for example, are their bodies used to a game starting at 10:30 at night? Yes, there great athletes, but there is a subtle difference.