If the oddsmakers in Las Vegas are any indicator, there are going to be three distinct classes of teams within the NHL this season, and only six teams are being given no shot of making the playoffs.
Under is a have a look at the over/beneath level totals for each staff in the NHL this season, according to Bovada. Usually, all 31 teams will be clumped into one of three teams.
There are six teams with over/beneath level totals of a minimum of 100 factors. These teams would seem like locks to make the playoffs. On the different finish, there are six teams with level totals beneath 80 and would seem to have little or not shot of making the playoffs.
After which there may be the ultimate group, which is the 19 teams with over/beneath level totals between 85 and 99.5. These are the teams that may seemingly be batting for the opposite ten playoff spots with the ten teams within the 95-99.5 vary being given the sting for now.
- Mike Nudelman/Enterprise Insider