EA Sports has released their annual pre-season NHL simulation, universally known as the most accurate and prescent major NHL video game simulation and publicity mechanism ever published on Oct. 1, 2014.
The sim has the New York Islanders improving, but not enough to make the playoffs. Alas, in this simulated world of video game publicity the Isles' 91 points are one point short of a playoff wild card spot, and two points short of fourth in the Metropolitan Division.
The following combination of promotional simulated video game scenes is acceptable for everyone who is 10+ (that's metric) and a fan of the select teams featured. It also includes "mild violence." (Want worse than mild violence? Visit a Lighthouse Hockey roster prediction thread.)
From the EA promotional announcement, the sim
Prince of Wales Eastern Conference standings played out like so:
- Boston Bruins – 103 pts
- Pittsburgh Penguins – 99 pts
- New York Rangers – 98 pts
- Philadelphia Flyers – 97 pts
- Tampa Bay Lightning – 94 pts
- Montreal Canadiens – 94 pts
- Columbus Blue Jackets – 93 pts – Wild Card
- Toronto Maple Leafs – 92 pts – Wild Card
- New York Islanders – 91 pts
- Carolina Hurricanes – 89 pts
- Detroit Red Wings – 89 pts
- Washington Capitals – 87 pts
- New Jersey Devils – 78 pts
- Florida Panthers – 78 pts
- Buffalo Sabres – 77 pts
- Ottawa Senators – 71 pts
It also simulated the playoffs and Stanley Cup winner -- from the West, naturally, because LOLeast -- but the fake Islanders didn't qualify for them, so screw you guys, I'm going home.
Watering Down the Product
P.S. Alright, one more note: The EA announcement says the sim "predicts a dynasty" with a team's "third Cup in four years."
No, sorry. That's not a dynasty. Really impressive, but not a dynasty. Keep working on it though.