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How well will Vegas do?

President's Trophy 1 5.00%
 
First in conference 1 5.00%
 
First in division 0 0%
 
2-3 in division 4 20.00%
 
Wild card 7 35.00%
 
Outside of playoffs 5 25.00%
 
Worst in division 1 5.00%
 
Worst in conference 1 5.00%
 
Worst in league 0 0%
 
Total:20

I saw a stat on Reddit saying this is the first time both Montreal and Detroit missed the playoffs since the Red Wings formed in 1926.



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HomokHarcos said:
I saw a stat on Reddit saying this is the first time both Montreal and Detroit missed the playoffs since the Red Wings formed in 1926.

That's an interesting one. I'm quite sure the Red Wings have the record for most consecutive playoff appearances in modern pro sports history, and Montreal is usually solid solid, but still, that's a ways back.



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COKTOE said:
HomokHarcos said:
I saw a stat on Reddit saying this is the first time both Montreal and Detroit missed the playoffs since the Red Wings formed in 1926.

That's an interesting one. I'm quite sure the Red Wings have the record for most consecutive playoff appearances in modern pro sports history, and Montreal is usually solid solid, but still, that's a ways back.

What counts as modern pro sports history?



VGPolyglot said:
COKTOE said:

That's an interesting one. I'm quite sure the Red Wings have the record for most consecutive playoff appearances in modern pro sports history, and Montreal is usually solid solid, but still, that's a ways back.

What counts as modern pro sports history?

Well, it's a fairly loosely defined term to be sure. One that I cannot peg off the top of my head without using the google machine. For the NHL, I'd say around the time the league expanded to 21 teams, or a few years prior to that. Soooo, mid to late 70's? Certainly, making the playoffs when the league was a 6 team operation, should be treated differently than when it was at 21, 24, ect. 



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COKTOE said:
VGPolyglot said:

What counts as modern pro sports history?

Well, it's a fairly loosely defined term to be sure. One that I cannot peg off the top of my head without using the google machine. For the NHL, I'd say around the time the league expanded to 21 teams, or a few years prior to that. Soooo, mid to late 70's? Certainly, making the playoffs when the league was a 6 team operation, should be treated differently than when it was at 21, 24, ect. 

A higher percentage of teams made the playoffs during the 21 team era (76%) than during the Original Six era (66%)



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You know what's funny is, "Modern Pro Sports History" or "The Modern Era" are terms that are thrown around on shows like Sportscenter all the time, especially as it concerns the discussion of records, and more often than not, those that concern the NHL. I don't think it's actually possible to nail down a time frame for all sports, since the various leagues have had periods of expansion and growth at different time periods. I should have said: Modern NHL history, and even then, my time frame may be off by a bit.



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COKTOE said:
You know what's funny is, "Modern Pro Sports History" or "The Modern Era" are terms that are thrown around on shows like Sportscenter all the time, especially as it concerns the discussion of records, and more often than not, those that concern the NHL. I don't think it's actually possible to nail down a time frame for all sports, since the various leagues have had periods of expansion and growth at different time periods. I should have said: Modern NHL history, and even then, my time frame may be off by a bit.

To some what is modern changes. I don't think the sports leagues have given official eras.



HomokHarcos said:
COKTOE said:

Well, it's a fairly loosely defined term to be sure. One that I cannot peg off the top of my head without using the google machine. For the NHL, I'd say around the time the league expanded to 21 teams, or a few years prior to that. Soooo, mid to late 70's? Certainly, making the playoffs when the league was a 6 team operation, should be treated differently than when it was at 21, 24, ect. 

A higher percentage of teams made the playoffs during the 21 team era (76%) than during the Original Six era (66%)

Because of the much smaller number of teams, it's much more likely that any one of them would make the playoffs in consecutive years then than it would have been in the 21 team era, regardless of the %. It's more more impressive feat in the "modern era". Especially if one begins to factor in the players obtaining more power and freedom through things like free agency, which facilitated more player movement, and made franchise stability more difficult to maintain.

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HomokHarcos said:
COKTOE said:
You know what's funny is, "Modern Pro Sports History" or "The Modern Era" are terms that are thrown around on shows like Sportscenter all the time, especially as it concerns the discussion of records, and more often than not, those that concern the NHL. I don't think it's actually possible to nail down a time frame for all sports, since the various leagues have had periods of expansion and growth at different time periods. I should have said: Modern NHL history, and even then, my time frame may be off by a bit.

To some what is modern changes. I don't think the sports leagues have given official eras.

What is modern will always change. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_National_Hockey_League#1992%E2%80%93present:_Modern_era



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Knights look like they will fall just short of the President's Trophy. Sooooo close though. 

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