The only teams to have started 4-0 only to miss the playoffs since '08-09 are Calgary and Minnesota. Everyone else with a 4-0 record not only made the playoffs, but finished near or at the top of their conferences.An interesting stat, courtesy of Eric Engels, that should make us all optimistic. Granted, he's only talking about a few seasons, but clearly starting the season 4-0 helps goes along way towards finishing the season 5 games above .500 (i.e., in playoff territory). **Update - There were 6 additional teams that went 4-0 since the lockout. All of them made the playoffs.