PDA

View Full Version : Who will win the Hockey East Tournament in 2014?



ARM
02-28-2014, 03:33 PM
What team will be the Hockey East playoff champion?

OnMAA
03-02-2014, 10:16 AM
League statistical comparisons of vote distribution rather interesting.

Not surprising to see the WCHA favorite most dominant
However despite the run-away regular season title by BC in HE, it is the league with the most diverse voting.
ECAC, that had the tightest standings was second in voting domination.
In two of four cases, the second highest vote getter was the third place team. (ECAC and HE)

League........... % 1st .......... % 2nd........ Teams w votes
WCHA.............80% (1).........15% (2)..... 3/8
ECAC..............70% (1).........13% (3)..... 5/8
CHA................60% (1).........20% (2)..... 5/6
HE..................54% (1).........25% (3)..... 6/8

As of 10am Eastern, Sun March 2nd.

wwhyte
03-02-2014, 10:45 AM
League statistical comparisons of vote distribution rather interesting.

Not surprising to see the WCHA favorite most dominant
However despite the run-away regular season title by BC in HE, it is the league with the most diverse voting.
ECAC, that had the tightest standings was second in voting domination.
In two of four cases, the second highest vote getter was the third place team. (ECAC and HE)

League........... % 1st .......... % 2nd........ Teams w votes
WCHA.............80% (1).........15% (2)..... 3/8
ECAC..............70% (1).........13% (3)..... 5/8
CHA................60% (1).........20% (2)..... 5/6
HE..................54% (1).........25% (3)..... 6/8

As of 10am Eastern, Sun March 2nd.

WHEA is also probably the conference with the most diverse group of partisans on this board, which may affect things.

TonyTheTiger20
03-03-2014, 11:01 AM
WHEA is also probably the conference with the most diverse group of partisans on this board, which may affect things.
Was going to say the same thing.

Also it doesn't hurt that the league is the deepest in the country and any team can win on a given night. It's only because the teams beat up on each other during the regular season that the top team in Hockey East isn't #1 in the country. We can't all play patsies like St. Cloud every week.

/obligatory

D2D
03-03-2014, 12:38 PM
We can't all play patsies like St. Cloud every week.

Northeastern would beg to differ!

mnpokecheck
03-03-2014, 03:12 PM
Was going to say the same thing.

Also it doesn't hurt that the league is the deepest in the country and any team can win on a given night. It's only because the teams beat up on each other during the regular season that the top team in Hockey East isn't #1 in the country. We can't all play patsies like St. Cloud every week.

/obligatory
UND would love to get into a competitive league like Hockey East, they're getting tired of these walkover games in the WCHA.

TonyTheTiger20
03-03-2014, 04:03 PM
UND would love to get into a competitive league like Hockey East, they're getting tired of these walkover games in the WCHA.
Well it's a worthwhile debate to have. Would UND rather be in the softer WCHA and have a shot at the NCAA tournament every year or be in a more prestigious league but tread water?

Not the first sport that this has been discussed.