I was watching the Colorado feed of the Flames/Avalanche game tonight, and Iginla had just scored his second goal of the game, putting the Flames ahead 8-1. The announcer, who I think was Mike Haynes, had this to say about the situation:
"If they can stay healthy, keep playing like this...they'll be in the hunt for a playoff spot."
Oh really Mikey? All they have to do is keep scoring 8 goals per game? And they'll be "in the hunt" for a playoff spot? How about this...even if they lose half of their team to injury and they don't score a goal for 13 consecutive games, they'll still be "in the hunt" for a playoff spot. Why? Because every team is in the hunt for a playoff spot. That's kind of the whole point of the regular season, to make the playoffs. So until you clinch a playoff spot, you're still "in the hunt" for one. But yeah, I'd say if they keep scoring 8 goals per game(the final was actually 9-1), their chances of making the playoffs are pretty good. Thanks a lot for unleashing such a bold prediction.