New York Islanders Roundtable: Over/Under 100 points
The New York Islanders start their quest for the Stanley Cup, or at least the Conference Finals today. What are the odds they attain the 100 point plateau one again for a third year?
For the last two season, the New York Islanders have put up 100 point season. That 100 point plateau is the defacto delineation mark for a place in the post-season.
For those ‘footy’ fans out there. It’s a similar line to the “40-points-of-safety” from the English Premier League. There’s no guarantee that 40 will save a team from being relegated to the lower division, but it decreases the odds significantly.
It’s not official that if you hit 100 points you’re guaranteed a spot in the playoffs. It’s more of a general guideline. Hit 100 points and you’re fairly certain you’ll make it.
Last seasons 100 point was enough to secure a wildcard spot in the east falling a single point shy of a seeded position, taken by the Rangers. But conversely 100 points wasn’t enough to stave off a scare from the Philadelphia Flyers near the tail end of the season.
So with that being said, this week’s roundtable question to the Eyes on Isles team was:
What’s the Over/Under on the Islanders hitting 100 points in 2016-17?
Can the Isles comfortably make the post-season in one of three seeded position in the Metropolitan division? Are they going to dog it out for a wildcard spot? Or are they going to miss out entirely?