Numbers Game: The Old Points System

Posted by Adam in Numbers Game,Uncategorized on March 12, 2009 — No Comments

In Tuesday’s Numbers Game, we looked at how the standings would look if the proposed 3 point regulation win is implemented.  Today, we see what the standings would look like if the NHL reverted back to the old points system: 2 points for a regulation or overtime win, 1 point for a tie, no points awarded for overtime losses and no shootouts!

Surpisngly, there are few changes in the standings.  In fact, under the old points system, the same 8 teams would be heading to the playoffs.  The Canadiens would drop from 5th to 8th in the East, while the Hurricanes and Panthers would both jump 2 spots to 5th and 6th, respectively.   In the West, the top 6 teams would remain the same, while the Oilers and Predators would swap places.  

So if there are minimal differences between the current point system, the old points system and the proposed 3 point system, then what is all the fuss about?

 EASTERN

 

CURRENT POINT SYSTEM

OLD POINT SYSTEM

 

Rank

Team

GP

W

L

OT

PTS

W

L

T

PTS

Rank

Change

1

Boston

68

43

16

9

95

39

19

10

88

1

0

2

New Jersey

66

43

20

3

89

38

21

7

83

2

0

3

Washington

68

41

21

6

88

38

23

7

83

3

0

4

Philadelphia

65

36

19

10

82

33

24

8

74

4

0

5

Montreal

67

36

24

7

79

29

26

12

70

8

-3

6

Pittsburgh

68

36

26

6

78

30

28

10

70

7

-1

7

Carolina

69

36

27

6

78

33

29

7

73

5

2

8

Florida

67

34

24

9

77

31

26

10

72

6

2

                         

9

NY Rangers

67

34

25

8

76

25

28

14

64

9

0

10

Buffalo

67

33

27

7

73

26

30

11

63

10

0

11

Toronto

68

27

28

13

67

23

34

11

57

12

-1

12

Ottawa

66

27

29

10

64

25

34

7

57

11

1

13

Atlanta

67

26

35

6

58

22

40

5

49

13

0

14

Tampa Bay

67

21

32

14

56

19

38

10

48

14

0

15

NY Islanders

67

22

37

8

52

19

41

7

45

15

0

 WESTERN

 

CURRENT POINT SYSTEM

OLD POINT SYSTEM

 

Rank

Team

GP

W

L

OT

PTS

W

L

T

PTS

Rank

Change

1

San Jose

65

43

12

10

96

40

18

7

87

1

0

2

Detroit

67

44

15

8

96

38

21

8

84

2

0

3

Calgary

67

39

22

6

84

37

26

4

78

3

0

4

Chicago

65

37

19

9

83

34

23

8

76

4

0

5

Vancouver

66

34

23

9

77

31

26

9

71

5

0

6

Columbus

67

34

27

6

74

30

28

9

69

6

0

7

Edmonton

66

32

27

7

71

28

30

8

64

8

-1

8

Nashville

67

33

29

5

71

29

31

7

65

7

1

                         

9

Minnesota

66

32

28

6

70

28

32

6

62

10

-1

10

Dallas

67

31

28

8

70

26

32

9

61

11

-1

11

Anaheim

68

32

30

6

70

29

34

5

63

9

2

12

St. Louis

66

30

28

8

68

25

31

10

60

13

-1

13

Los Angeles

66

29

28

9

67

25

30

11

61

11

2

14

Phoenix

67

28

33

6

62

26

37

4

56

14

0

15

Colorado

67

29

37

1

59

21

37

9

51

15

0