Some teams with losing records have and probably will be in the playoffs
Got me to thinking what the worst record a team could have and still be in the playoffs.
First thought was 0-15-1 (W-L-T) but each team plays the other 3 teams in the division twice.
What if all the division games tied. Then the other teams would be 0-10-6 and the best team would be 0-9-7
Slightly more realistically, what if the division games were split? (win at home, lose on the road is one way) then the other teams would be 3-13-0 and the best team would be 3-12-1.
I suppose you could have the best team also be 3-13-0 and win a tiebreaker (strength of victory probably)
Did I miss anything?