Of course this is all fun and I'm sure you can pick apart any specific player rating for this or that. BUT does anyone else still not find it amazing that they are so accurate? If you check ESPN's or TSN's so called experts/commentators during the playoffs last year, they might have got 3/4 right and they'd be considered pretty damn good. EA outperforms any human commentator. Don't forget, many of those so called 'experts' get to pick at the beginning
of the playoffs ie. knowing which 16 teams are in and after watching them play all season and knowing the latest injuries. I'm sure the geeks at EA plug in every conceivable factor into their computer simulation and run this umpteen times to get these avg or weighted results. I for one am impressed.
Here is their track record (listed at the beginning of the EA prediction page):
* Chicago Blackhawks would be the 2010 Stanley Cup Champions as they took home the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1961
* Vancouver Canucks would win the Presidents’ Trophy in the 2010-2011 NHL season
* Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins would meet in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals
* 2011 NHL Playoffs would be a year of tight series, correctly selecting 13 of the 15 playoff series and those that it selected incorrectly both came down to Game 7s.
Edited by RedWingsRox, 05 October 2011 - 03:20 PM.