At the end of each month, I am going to reflect on the happenings within the Southeast division to get a better idea of the competition the Canes are going up against. What I'm going to do with this feature is first post the standings after a month, then the team's performance during that month going by goals for, goals against, special team performance and Pythagorean win expectation. A Pythagorean win expectation is a formula that's used a lot in baseball where they take the amount of runs a team scored during a year, square it and divide it by the sum of the squared amount of runs the team scored and gave up to get a winning percentage. This shows how much a team is milking the OT point and how many wins a team "earned." I'm not 100% sold on this method for hockey but I find it interesting so I'm experimenting with it for now. After that, I'll break down each team's performance during the month and determine who I feel has been the team's three best players during the month.
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