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The Annual "Actual" standings

 


This was a topic here last season, so I thought I would just take a look to see where the standings would be today if the NHL adopted the 3 points for a regulation win formula. Since this is an Islanders website I am only going to focus on the East and not the West.

Here are the actual standings:

1 Philadelphia 68 42 19 7 91









2 Washington 70 40 20 10 90









3 Boston 68 38 21 9 85









4 Pittsburgh 70 40 22 8 88









5 Tampa Bay 70 39 22 9 87









6 Montreal 69 38 24 7 83









7 Buffalo 69 34 27 8 76









8 NY Rangers 70 36 30 4 76









  Carolina 69 31 28 10 72









  Atlanta 69 29 28 12 70









  Toronto 70 30 30 10 70









  New Jersey 68 32 32 4 68









  Florida 69 28 32 9 65









  NY Islanders 70 27 32 11 65









  Ottawa 69 25 35 9 59









 

Here is what the standings would look like with the new formula

 

Team Regulation W OT/SO W Regulation L OT/SO L Points






Philadelphia 35 5 19 7 122
Boston 36 2 21 9 121
Washington 30 10 20 10 120
Pittsburgh 30 10 22 8 118
Montreal 32 6 24 7 115
Tampa Bay 25 14 22 9 112
Rangers 25 11 30 4 101
Buffalo 21 13 27 8 97
Carolina 22 9 28 10 94
Toronto 24 6 30 10 94
New Jersey 22 10 32 4 90
Atlanta 16 13 28 12 86
Ottawa 24 1 35 9 83
Florida 18 10 32 9 83
Islanders 17 10 32 11 82

 

A couple of observations:

  • Our Islanders would be in last place right now, unfortunately
  • Ottawa likes their games to finish in regulation
  • Atlanta appears to be the most negatively effected team by this.  They are kind of in the playoff hunt now, but with the new system, they would be all but out
  • The Rangers appear to be the most positively effected team by this.  They only move up a spot but have a little more of a cushion over 9th.
  • Overall, the standings are not really that much different with the new 3 point system.  So that begs the question, is it worth if for the league to go to this system?

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