Does blowing out your opponent one season mean better results the following season?

Posted by Richard Pollock in Columns,Puck Prospectus Column on October 16, 2009 — No Comments

This week for Puck Prospectus, I took a look at whether teams that recorded higher percentages of their wins by three goals or more saw their success rate improve the following season.

Here is an excerpt:

Well, the results are quite interesting. In fact, teams that won over 40% of their games by three goals or more (there were four such teams) actually saw their point totals drop by a total of five points. Wouldn’t you think that teams, no matter how good they are, that handle their opponents relatively easily in a high percentage of games, would see that success translate to at least a couple more points the following season? Apparently not, but the above category only focuses on four teams.

What about teams that won between 31% and 40% of their games by three goals or more?

Read the entire article here.