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SportsThe verdict is in? Edmonton Oilers given 0.0 per cent chance of winning Stanley Cup in 2020

19:26  11 july  2019
19:26  11 july  2019 Source:   edmontonjournal.com

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So, which team is destined to win the Cup in 2020 ? 31 teams will have the chance , but not all With that being said, the top teams have not been able to walk away with the Stanley Cup , either. The Vegas Golden Knights were given the best odds to win the Cup ( in the Western Conference).

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The verdict is in? Edmonton Oilers given 0.0 per cent chance of winning Stanley Cup in 2020© Shaughn Butts The Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland introduces Dave Tippett as the new head coach for the team on May 28, 2019, at Rogers Place.

The verdict is in from CBS Sports’ fantasy division Scout, whose formula and computations have churned out Computer Power Rankings and a negative prediction about the 2019-20 Edmonton Oilers, that the team will finish 24th overall in the NHL, projects to get 81 points and has a zero chance of winning the Stanley Cup.

Reports the Scout: “They have a 3.1% chance of getting past the first round of the playoffs. They have a 0.7% chance of getting past round 2. If they do manage to beat the odds and advance past round 2, their chances of winning the West is 0.1%. The sum of all of their regular season money line implied probabilities (adjusted for the juice) projects to 39 wins. Their 35 actual wins was below expectation. Home ice was not an advantage, at least not in terms of meeting expectations. They were OK on the road. They went 17-24 on the road and were expected to win 17.2. Their 43.9% home win percentage was much worse than expected (53.1%).”

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Under the heading of Strengths and Weaknesses, Scout reports on the Oilers: “Their record should be slightly better. Since 10/3/2018 their average goal differential is -0.51 (includes playoff games) which ranks #24 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #25. They are the #24 ranked team in goal differential (based on all teams’ road stats) and the #25 ranked team among home teams.”

The top team, Tampa Bay, is given a 22.6 per cent chance of winning the Cup.

Toronto is next best with a 10.7 per cent chance.

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Calgary is 8th best, with a 5.9 per cent chance.

Winnipeg is 9th with a 5.5 per cent chance.

Montreal is 15th with a 0.9 per cent chance.

Vancouver is 23rd with a 0.1 per cent chance.

Ottawa is 26th, also with a 0.0 per cent chance.

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My take

  1. I can’t see anywhere on the CBS website where the methodology for this prediction model is described, so I can’t comment on it, other than to say you have to love the certainty with which they make these predictions, using the past tense in their writing, almost as if these predictions had already come to pass. That is some kind of confidence. To give then some credit, heading into the playoffs this year, their top two favourites to win the Cup were the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Bruins.
  2. Can the Oilers actually win the Cup? Of course they can. Look at what St. Louis pulled off last year. Look at the run the Oil went on in 2016-17. If a team gets a hot goalie, anything can happen. Who expected Jordan Binnington to be that hot goalie this year? No one.
  3. Of course, the Oilers aren’t going to be favoured by anyone to win anything, even with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl on the team, not until the team shows it can consistently play above real .500 in the NHL, something it has done just once over an entire season in the past 13 years. We’re now into the Dozen of Darkness, twelve years out of the playoffs in 13 years. The verdict is in? Edmonton Oilers given 0.0 per cent chance of winning Stanley Cup in 2020© Provided by PostMedia Digital
  4. Has Oilers GM Ken Holland done enough to improve the team’s roster so that major improvement over last year can be expected? No, he hasn’t, even as he’s improved team speed considerably by making room on the roster for faster skaters like Joakim Nygard, Markus Granlund, Gaetan Haas, Caleb Jones and Joel Persson. But Holland went into the offseason talking about the need to find a Top 6 forward and a third-line centre. It’s asking a bit much of Nygard, Haas and Tyler Benson to pencil them in for such spots but that’s where the Oilers are at right now. Holland has yet to fill those two key roster spots, and it’s also a major question mark about how well he’s done finding adequate goaltending for the Oilers.
  5. Of course, Holland may still make additions to the team — and he’s got one factor in his favour. The lower cap this year combined with the harsh reality of the 2013 CBA cap restrictions kicking in hard means that many teams (Vancouver, Boston, Winnipeg, Toronto, Vegas, Pittsburgh and the New York Rangers) will have trouble signing all their key players and fitting under the cap. The pressure on them will increase as the season approaches and they’re still not cap compliant. It might well serve Holland best to wait, wait, wait and see what he can squeeze out of one of these teams in August or early September. A handful of NHL teams have already brought in useful players and given up little in return, save for non-first round draft picks. I expect Holland will be able to do the same.

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