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Put Away The Whistle

from the Daily Times,
Just some math to digest before we get to the crux of this mockery of what once was the greatest roller coaster of emotion in all of athletics - the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In the first eight games of the 2006 postseason, there were 108 power plays. That's not a typographical error, 108 is the number. Yes, that's almost 13 power plays per game (12.9 to be exact). Meanwhile, 11 of the 16 teams in the playoffs scored at least one power-play goal in their opening contest. Some teams scored absurd numbers, like Nashville with four and New Jersey with five. ...It's a joke. It was a joke early in the year, but that was the regular season and adjustments could be made. Playoffs are no time to experiment or to try to prove a point or make a statement.
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