How to Look Like an Idiot in 1 Year or Less – The Stunning Conclusion!!!

By , April 23, 2010 1:13 pm
Nostradamus, we are not..

Nostradamus, we are not..

Ok, so at the start of the year, we at The Foil made a post about how we predicted the standings would look at the end of the season. It’s time finally too look back at this mighty prediction either in awe of our Nostradamus-like predictions, or with laughter.

So without further ado, here are the actual and predicted standings. As well, I’ve tallied how far off our predictions were and whether we at least guessed a playoff birth or miss correctly. So the “Diff” column is how far our prediction was from the actual standings (a low number here is better). The “Playoffs?” column is for whether we successfully guessed if the team would make/miss the playoffs or not (a high number here is better).

EASTERN CONFERENCE ACTUAL AND PREDICTED STANDINGS
Team Actual Steve-O Diff Playoffs? Racki Diff Playoffs? Trogdor Diff Playoffs
WASHINGTON CAPITALS 1 2 1 Y 3 2 Y 1 0 Y
NEW JERSEY DEVILS 2 7 5 Y 6 4 Y 6 4 Y
BUFFALO SABRES 3 10 7 N 11 8 N 11 8 N
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 4 6 2 Y 1 3 Y 2 2 Y
OTTAWA SENATORS 5 9 4 N 9 4 N 12 7 N
BOSTON BRUINS 6 1 5 Y 2 4 Y 3 3 Y
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS 7 4 3 Y 4 3 Y 4 3 Y
MONTRÉAL CANADIENS 8 8 0 Y 8 0 Y 8 0 Y
NEW YORK RANGERS 9 3 6 N 7 2 N 5 4 N
ATLANTA THRASHERS 10 11 1 Y 12 2 Y 14 4 Y
CAROLINA HURRICANES 11 5 6 N 5 6 N 7 4 N
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING 12 12 0 Y 13 1 Y 15 3 Y
NEW YORK ISLANDERS 13 15 2 Y 14 1 Y 13 0 Y
FLORIDA PANTHERS 14 14 0 Y 15 1 Y 9 5 N
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS 15 13 2 Y 10 5 Y 10 5 Y
TOTALS 44 11 46 11 52 10



WESTERN CONFERENCE ACTUAL AND PREDICTED STANDINGS
Team Actual Steve-O Diff Playoffs? Racki Diff Playoffs? Trogdor Diff Playoffs
SAN JOSE SHARKS 1 1 0 Y 1 0 Y 1 0 Y
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 2 4 2 Y 4 2 Y 3 1 Y
VANCOUVER CANUCKS 3 3 0 Y 3 0 Y 6 3 Y
PHOENIX COYOTES 4 14 10 N 15 11 N 15 11 N
DETROIT RED WINGS 5 2 3 Y 2 3 Y 2 3 Y
LOS ANGELES KINGS 6 8 2 Y 8 2 Y 9 3 Y
NASHVILLE PREDATORS 7 13 6 N 14 7 N 13 6 N
COLORADO AVALANCHE 8 15 7 N 13 5 N 14 6 N
ST LOUIS BLUES 9 9 0 Y 6 3 N 5 4 N
CALGARY FLAMES 10 5 5 N 5 5 N 4 6 N
ANAHEIM DUCKS 11 6 5 N 9 2 N 7 4 N
DALLAS STARS 12 11 1 Y 11 1 Y 11 1 Y
MINNESOTA WILD 13 10 3 Y 10 3 Y 12 1 Y
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS 14 12 2 Y 12 2 Y 10 4 Y
EDMONTON OILERS 15 7 8 N 7 8 N 8 7 N
TOTALS 54 9 54 8 60 8

So, looks like Steve-O was the best predictor, having been off by 98 spots, and successfully guessing whether a team would make or miss the playoffs 20/30 times. Racki came in second with 100 and 19/30, and Trogdor finished last with 112 and 18/30.

A few of you folks made predictions in the comments, but it is a bit of work for me to add those in here. Feel free to say in the comments how you did, however!

3 Responses to “How to Look Like an Idiot in 1 Year or Less – The Stunning Conclusion!!!”

  1. wooooooo, i win the predicting game!

  2. chucker says:

    steve-o from vegas: wooooooo, i win the predicting game!

    That’s kind of like winning “The Crying Game.” ;)

  3. Racki says:

    He’s exceptional at that game as well.

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