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How much does seed really matter?

As much as teams are battling for seeds as the season is coming to an end, conference ranking is not always an assurance of first round success.  As one of our readers (Hart) passed along to me today, the odds of the bottom seeds winning are not as low as some may believe.

Check out these numbers from the past 10 seasons:

1 vs. 8 – the 8th seeded team has won 5/20 or 25%

2 vs. 7 – the 7th seeded team has won 10/20 or 50%

3 vs. 6 – the 6th seeded team has won 9/20 or 45%

4 vs. 5 – the 5th seeded team has won 6/20 or 30%

Interesting statistics indeed.  By those odds, we should expect one of the Wings/Capitals to fall in the first round.  With Osgood and Theodore manning the nets, some people believe that is a likely scenario.  We’ll know the answer to that in about three weeks.  As for now, one thing we do know is that the odds aren’t exactly on their side.

The Jets remain off but both the Moose and Ice are in action tomorrow.

Manitoba will be in Milwaukee to take on the Admirals.

Ice will be in Brandon to take on the Wheat Kings.

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Jets topics covered in the weekly chat on Global with John Shannon included:

Jets finish in Central and what happens with Pierre-Luc Dubois.

ICYMI: Former Winnipeg Jets forward Kristian Vesalainen has signed a one-year extension with HIFK.

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