I forgot how I wanted to finish my post yesterday (this happens more often than you think... I start out with a plan, and it just kind of unravels from there... this happens more often IN MY LIFE than you think too).
Anyways, I wanted to compare my conclusions with those of Mr. Hollinger's Playoff Odds.
So, as a reminder, here was my prediction:
And here are Mr. Hollinger's:
First off, we both like Toronto, which gives a bit of credence to my argument (and gets me off the hook for any potential bias).
The biggest difference is where we have Milwaukee pegged, and as Mr. Hollinger admits, his system does not take into account that Michael Redd will not be playing for the rest of the season.
As for the other big difference (New Jersey), I tend to probably agree with where Mr. Hollinger has them slotted (especially given their remaining schedule), however, my system had them ranked higher because of their high-end talent (Carter & Harris).