Sunday, January 27, 2013

2013 NHL Regular Season Mileage

Ever wondered how many miles each NHL team will travel during the abbreviated 2013 regular season offering? Well, once again statistical wiz Dirk Hoag did the math. His figures are posited in a Puck Report preferred format below.

--'WEST--'--'--'-'-'--'--'EAST
Northwest---------Southeast
MIN: 31,345--------'WPG: 27,431
VAN: 29,117----''''-'-FLA: 25,059
CGY: 27,539-----''-'''TBL: 20,592
EDM: 26,500-----'''-CAR: 19,912
COL: 26,125-------'-'WAS: 17,763
Avg: 28,125------''-'Avg: 22,151

Pacific------------'-Northeast
DAL: 29,248----'-'--TOR: 19,049
LAK: 28,132------'--MTL: 16,612
PHO: 28,089----'---BOS: 16,597
SJS: 24,748-----'----BUF: 15,749
ANA: 21,007----'----OTT: 15,173
Avg: 26,245---------Avg: 16,636

Central---------'--'-Atlantic
DET: 27,471-----'-''-PIT: 16,894
CHI: 24,931---------PHI: 14,648
NSH: 23,811----'''--'NYI: 12,159
STL: 22,691-------'-'NYR: 12,048
CLB: 22,380------'''-NJD: 11,659
Avg: 24,257--------'Avg: 13,482
_________-------_________
Avg: 26,209--------Avg: 17,423

During this abbreviated 99 day 48 game regular season, the average NHL team travel is 21,816 miles with the West jetting an average of 8,786 more miles than the East and the Northwest Division logging over twice the regular season average mileage of the Atlantic Division.

In terms of teams, the Minnesota Wild lay claim to the most traveled team clicking 31,345 miles (nearly three times that of the New Jersey Devils and twice that of and any two Atlantic Division teams combined), with the Dallas Stars and Vancouver Canucks close behind.

In addition to counting clicks, Hoag's Super Schedule tallies team's back-to-back games showing an average of 8.6 such occurrences per club this season with the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks enduring the most (12) and the New York Rangers the least (6).
Life is a skyway, I want to private jet on it all night long.

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